Matt Pearl is a 13-time Southeast Regional Emmy-winning and four-time Regional Murrow Award-winning reporter for WXIA-TV, Atlanta's NBC affiliate. He specializes in human interest pieces and regularly produces long-form stories as a multimedia journalist (MMJ). This past year, he was named the NPPA's Solo Video Journalist of the Year.
During his career, Matt has served as a correspondent from the 2008 Democratic Convention, the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, and the Winter Olympics twice, in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi. His stories have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, the Weather Channel, and, most recently, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Matt is a native of New Jersey and graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He worked at affiliates in Sioux City, Iowa and Buffalo, NY before taking his current position in Atlanta. He has worked in both news and sports, taught at various journalism conferences, and in 2013 created a journalism and storytelling blog called "Telling the Story".