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Matt Smith Résumé

Professional Profile

Anchor and premiere political/special projects reporter with a proven record of exclusive, original enterprise reporting.

Career Experience

CBS4 & FOX 59, Indianapolis, Ind.

Anchor/Political Reporter - 12/14 to Present

  • Anchor weekend evening newscasts, M-F primary fill-in
  • Field anchor major breaking news events
  • Obtain exclusive interviews with the highest-level newsmakers in the country including former President Obama, the sitting Vice President and numerous presidential hopefuls
  • Pitch and produce original local-based content through strong sources
  • Strong managerial experience as acting weekend managing editor, making editorial decisions, approving scripts and dispatching crews
  • Consistently increase and grow social media presence

WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisc.

Anchor/Lead Special Projects, Political Reporter - 10/07 to 11/14

  • Anchor weekend morning shows with ratings increase
  • Lead investigative, political reporter producing award-winning original reporting
  • Exclusive interviews with President Obama, Mitt Romney and others receive national attention
  • Incorporate new technology in daily anchoring and reporting
  • Community-engaged presenter to schools and groups; judge's choice in local Dancing With the Stars

KBJR-TV, NBC 6 & CBS 3, Duluth, Minn.

Anchor/Reporter/Producer - 5/05 to 10/07

  • Anchored and produced multiple weekend newscasts on NBC and CBS networks ; shot and edited video
  • Wrote multiple stories for various platforms on a daily basis; reported live on location or in-studio
  • Consistently assigned the lead story, in all newscasts, as a freelance and intern reporter

WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minn.

Special Projects Unit Intern - 1/07 to 5/07

  • Assisted in research, writing and creating credible sources; conducted interviews with I-Team staff
  • Worked closely with experienced, award-winning producers, anchors and reporters

The Record, Collegeville, Minn.

Editor in Chief - 5/06 to 12/06

News Editor - 1/05 to 5/05

  • Established and executed brand for The Record, which resulted in multiple statewide and national awards
  • Led weekly editorial meetings and workshops for editors and reporters, created budgets and assigned stories
  • Responded to all readers' concerns, complaints and comments

UTVS-TV, St. Cloud, Minn.

News Anchor - 1/05 to 5/05

  • Co-anchored daily live newscasts for St. Cloud State University's television station; wrote copy for newscasts


  • ABC NewsOne
  • AP News Wires
  • AP Stylebook
  • CBS Newspath
  • CNN Pathfire
  • Edius
  • ENPS
  • iNews
  • InDesign
  • Linear/Non-Linear Editing
  • NBC Newschannel
  • NewsKing


  • Emmy, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter - 2013, 2014
  • News Writing, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association - 2012, 2010
  • First Place, Investigative Reporting, Minnesota Newspaper Association - 2007
  • Second Place, Social Issues Feature Story, Minnesota Newspaper Association - 2007
  • First Place, General Assignment Report, Minnesota Newspaper Association - 2006


Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minn.

Bachelor of Arts - May 2007

  • Major: Communication
  • Minor: Political Science
  • GPA: 3.5/4.0