Matt Gelb

Matt Gelb

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2009 - Present

Staff Writer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Cir. 338,049 / 645,095 Sun.) is a Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. morning paper that serves the greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions.

• Wrote 230 bylines in seven months • Serving as No. 2 Phillies beat writer • Covered off-season and spring training • Contribute to Phillies blog, participate in live chats, update Twitter feed, serve as on-air talent for videos • Originally hired as high school football and basketball reporter • Also fill in as general assignment • Wrote sidebars off every Eagles home game • Assisted in coverage during playoffs, writing mainbars during game week • Wrote sidebars on deadline for every World Series game • Wrote three A1 features on Delaware gambling, Scranton’s conflicted baseball background and Mark McGwire's calculated apology

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Sports Intern

The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger (Cir. 316,280 / 455,699 Sun.) is an Advance Publications newspaper and the largest in the state of New Jersey.

• Wrote 52 bylines in two months • Covered 18 Yankees games and four Mets games, writing gamers, siders and features for online and print • Pitched feature on strange Fairleigh Dickinson basketball coaching change, which ran as Sunday centerpiece • Pitched and wrote sports cover features on Seton Hall basketball player turned football pro and Andre Buck, a local NBA agent • Wrote deadline breaking news on Rutgers women's basketball, horse racing and high school football

Aug 2008 - May 2009

Bureau Reporter

ABC News On Campus

ABC News On Campus, formed in Sept. 2008 by ABC News, is made up of five multimedia news gathering bureaus that generate content for abcnewsoncampus.com.• Selected by ABC executives and Syracuse professors as one of five members for inaugural bureau • Shot and produced multimedia news packages • Contributed text news stories for Web site • Took photos and created picture slideshows online • Worked in constant communication with ABC producers in real-time reporting setting

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Sports Intern

http://www.philly.com

• Covered every professional team in Philadelphia at one point during summer • Wrote 53 bylines • Served as Sixers beat writer for two weeks leading up to draft and free agency • Covered NBA draft in New York City • Spent a week at Flyers minicamp, filing features • Spent one week at Eagles training camp, anchoring paper’s coverage for three days • Wrote deadline sidebars at three Phillies games • Covered trial of disgraced referee Tim Donaghy’s coconspirators in Brooklyn • Wrote stories about arena football, Olympic gymnastics, boxing

May 2007 - May 2008

Sports Editor

The Daily Orange

The Daily Orange (Cir. 10,000) is the independent student newspaper published daily during the Syracuse University academic year with a readership of 20,000. • Planned entire year’s worth of sections • Determined story ideas and assigned enterprise and profile stories • Oversaw staff of 40 writers • Edited stories and wrote headlines • Wrote 81 bylines • Managed three 24-page season preview tabs for football, basketball and lacrosse • One of three men’s basketball beat writers • One of three football beat writers

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Sports Intern

Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Times (Cir. 49,439 / 56,708 Sun.) is a Ottaway Community Newspapers daily serving Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.• Primary responsibility was coverage of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League • Wrote 31 bylines • Helped start the Times’ Cape League blog and updated it with daily entries • Pitched and wrote enterprise piece on new NCAA legislation and effect on Cape League • Wrote local roundups, headlines and edited wire copy on night desk

Jul 2004 - Aug 2006

Stringer/Sports Intern

http://www.thereporteronline.com

The Reporter (Cir. 18,000) is a Journal Register Company daily serving the greater Montgomery County region, a suburb of Philadelphia. • Provided local coverage of high school sporting events including men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball, softball, wrestling and volleyball • Wrote 42 bylines

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Syracuse University

S.I. Newhouse School of Public CommunicationsThe College of Arts and Sciences

• 3.4 cumulative GPA

• Chancellor's Scholarship

References

Mr. Drew Van EsselstynSports Editor                                             The Star-Ledger

973-392-4231

dvanesselstyn@starledger.com

Mr. Jim Cohen

Sports Editor

The Philadelphia Inquirer

215-854-4550jcohen@phillynews.com

Mr. John QuinnDeputy Sports EditorThe Philadelphia Inquirer215-854-2462jquinn@phillynews.comMr. Bill HigginsSports EditorCape Cod Times508-862-1151bhiggins@capecodonline.com

Mr. Steve DavisNewspaper ChairS.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications315-443-3371jsdavi02@syr.edu

Multimedia skills

Video editing: Final Cut Pro, Avid• Audio slideshows: Soundslides, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator• Audio editing: Audacity• Blogging: Clickability, WordPress, Moveable Type• Web production: Content Management Systems, basicHTML knowledge

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