World Rugby Sevens Team Canada Update

For CBC Vancouver hourly newscast with Susan McNamee
March 12, 2016

VANCOUVER – There was some good news and some bad news for Canada today at the World Rugby Sevens. And the day is not over yet.

BC Place is hosting the big event.

And our Matthew Black is there with the latest.


World Rugby Sevens Day One Preview

For CBC Vancouver hourly newscast with Brian Dance
March 12, 2016

VANCOUVER – Fans have been streaming through downtown Vancouver this morning as play at the World Rugby Sevens got underway a few hours ago.

It’s an international competition featuring 16 of the world’s best rugby-playing nations.

Team Canada is about to step onto BC Place turf and take on Wales in its opening game.

And our Matthew Black is there live.


London riots – live report

From CBC Calgary – The Homestretch with David Grey
August 10, 2011

LONDON – Yesterday’s huge show of police force prevented rioting in London from reaching the heights of the three previous nights.

That’s the good news.

But, early this morning three Birmingham men reportedly trying to prevent looting, were killed in a hit and run. Elsewhere, citizens are taking matters into their own hands in defence of their property.

Matthew Black is a journalist working with CBC’s London bureau. He joins us on the line now with the latest…


Vancouver Sun Run set up – live update

For CBC Vancouver: North by Northwest with Margaret Gallagher
April 21, 2013

VANCOUVER – People are beginning to make their way up Georgia Street as they prepare to do the Sun Run.

Over 47,000 people from B.C. and beyond are expected to pound the pavement in this massive run.

CBC reporter Matthew Black joins us live on the line near the start line of the race.



Whitecaps Playoff Preview

I pitched, shot, wrote and edited this story for CBC’s nightly TV newscast highlighting the team’s return to the MLS playoffs after missing out the previous season.

MAC Marketing Accountability

In February 2013, I filed a TV story about the myth of Asian buyers traveling to Vancouver to buy real estate during the Lunar New Year period. The piece featured two sisters who were supposedly shopping for a condo with their Chinese parents. But, the two women were actually employees of the marketing company, and their manager had instructed them to pose as buyers. This is my follow-up TV piece on the consequences of real estate misconduct and the implications for Vancouver’s housing market.