Matt previously worked as a reporter for HuffPost where for nearly a decade he wrote about politics, policing, the incarceration crisis, gun violence, and the climate crisis on the enterprise, politics and breaking news teams. His reporting has been cited in legal briefs and academic research, has influenced policy, exposed misconduct, and helped lead to investigations of government corruption. Previously at HuffPost, Matt was also the chief editor of the Denver bureau where he lead a team that covered local news, culture, and politics of the region and the broader Rocky Mountain West. Before that Matt was an editor, writer, and reporter for various local and national digital magazines and literary journals, covering news, politics, culture, and art. Matt obtained a BA in English from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MFA in Film/Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles.