STORYTELLER


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Matt Pearl has navigated a singular career in broadcast journalism. He is an active local news reporter who has written a book. He is a solo video journalist who has produced documentaries. He is a nationally award-winning storyteller who uses his platform to lift others.

A native of New Jersey, Matt graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He worked at stations in Sioux City, Iowa and Buffalo, N.Y. before joining WXIA-TV in Atlanta in 2009, where he served as an enterprise reporter and the station's Chief of Storytelling and Development. Matt currently works as a national correspondent for E.W. Scripps, where he reports long-form, in-depth stories that run across the company's dozens of local TV stations nationwide.

Matt's job has taken him around the globe. He has reported from the Democratic Convention, presidential Inauguration, the World Series, three Super Bowls, and three Olympic Games. His work has been honored with 40 Regional Emmys and 16 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and he is a five-time NPPA National Solo Video Journalist of the Year.

In 2013, Matt started the Telling the Story blog and podcast. In 2016, he authored The Solo Video Journalist, a how-to book for aspiring storytellers and multimedia journalists, through Routledge and Focal Press. The second edition was published in the summer of 2020.

Most recently, Matt received his MFA degree in Narrative Media from the University of Georgia. He is proud to call himself a journalist and storyteller.