This is the personal site of CBC News journalist Matthew Black.
I grew up in Edmonton and graduated with a BA and MA in political science from the University of Alberta. That’s also where I started writing as a campus sports columnist for the Gateway back when print editions were still a thing.
I left for B.C.’s Lower Mainland after Simon Fraser University offered me a scholarship to pursue a PhD in public policy. But, I soon found writing sports for the Peak more interesting than dissecting policy input variables and poring over hundreds of pages of political theory.
So, after four years I left to begin a new career and enrolled in the University of British Columbia’s graduate journalism program.
I was lucky to get my start working in some terrific newsrooms including the Vancouver Sun‘s sports department, the B.C. bureau of the Globe and Mail, the CBC’s foreign office in London, and its national features desk in Toronto.
In between, I also wrote freelance pieces for the Tyee, Deadspin, and Slate.
Since 2012, I’ve worked as a writer, producer, and reporter at CBC Vancouver, mostly filing on sports and breaking news.
Click on the Best Of link above for a sampling of my work, or follow the menus to view news and sports stories I’ve filed for web, radio, and television.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow me on Twitter at @theMatthewBlack