Matt Pearl

WXIA-TV, Chief of Storytelling and Development

Matt Pearl is the chief of storytelling and development for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. On the air, he reports a weekly long-form franchise called Untold Atlanta and produces half-hour documentaries. Off the air, he specializes in one-on-one training and education, in addition to speaking regularly at conferences and workshops.

Pearl has won 24 Southeast regional Emmys, seven regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and is a four-time NPPA National Solo Video Journalist of the Year. He has reported from the Democratic Convention, Presidential Inauguration, the World Series, two Super Bowls, and three Olympic Games.

Pearl graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and worked at affiliates in Sioux City, Iowa and Buffalo, New York before heading Atlanta. He runs the Telling the Story blog and podcast, and in 2016 he authored The Solo Video Journalist, a how-to book for aspiring MMJs.

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