About

Matt is a recent graduate of Saint Francis University. Currently, he freelances as a writer in the Altoona, PA area, covering high school football for both the Altoona Mirror and the Tribune-Democrat. He also covers Saint Francis University football games for the Tribune-Democrat.

While at Saint Francis, he worked in the video department in the Athletics Multimedia Services for the Red Flash. As a video GA, Matt was responsible for broadcasting  the Red Flash Olympic Sports, Women’s basketball, and fill-in for Men’s basketball that are streamed on the NEC Front Row. He also helped with interviews, creative content (videos, graphics, etc.), and producing of live streams as well.

While not working for the Red Flash, Matt also freelances other opportunities. He worked as a sideline reporter for the NEC network for a Red Flash football game working with legends Paul Dottino and Kevin Gilbride. He also broadcasted the 2017 NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament, the 2018 NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament, the 2018 NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament, the 2018 NCCAA Softball National Championship Tournament, and was a part of the broadcast crews for the 2019 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Conference Tournaments.

He also graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2017, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications with a focus in Multimedia Journalism, along with a double minor in History and Professional Writing.

Between graduation from Virginia Tech and the start at Saint Francis Matt has taken on a job the Bluefield Blue Jays as the team’s broadcaster. He broadcasts all 68 home and away games along with other various tasks to help the team.

While at Virginia Tech, Matt was in numerous internships that have led him to where he is now in his broadcast career. His last two years in school he caught on with the IMG Internship group where he broadcasted the Olympic Sports for the Hokies on various platforms (WatchESPN, ACC Network Extra, HokieVision). Through this internship, he also found work with Radford University, Norfolk State University, and the Colonial Athletic Association. Other internships he worked at while in school include: Sinclair Communications in Norfolk, VA; WAVY Television in Portsmouth, VA; NBC Universal in New York, NY; and WUVT 90.7 Radio in Blacksburg, VA. Prior to Virginia Tech, Matt also worked as an intern for WFOS 88.7 Radio in Chesapeake, VA as well as an intern for seven years with WCTV Channel 48 Television in Chesapeake, VA.

 

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