Matt Crossman

mcrossman98@gmail.com | http://mattcrossman.com 

www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-crossman/4/585/585

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Innovative, dynamic and talented writer with 21 years of experience and BS degree in Journalism and Political Science. Strong interview, writing and reporting skills. Author of more than 35 cover stories in national magazines. Recognitions include Magazine Writer of the Year (NMPA), 12 national writing awards and four notable mentions in Best American Sports Writing. Comprehensive knowledge of digital and print media. On-camera presence with Sporting News, ESPN2, MSNBC and other networks.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Storytelling | Profiles | Features | In-depth Projects | Takeouts | Reporting

Interview Skills | Story Ideas | Breaking News| Columnist | Team Player |

Major League Baseball | NASCAR | College Sports

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Free-lance writer Charlotte, NC | 3/13-present

􀁸 Contribute to RollingStone.com, Autoweek, BleacherReport.com, Robb ReportOur State Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, NASCAR IllustratedGX Magazine, SI.com, CBSsports.com, SBNation.com, SportsonEarth.com and mensfitness.com.

Sporting News | St. Louis, MO/Charlotte, NC | 7/00-3/13

Writer | 6/07-3/13

Associate Editor | 7/00-6/07

􀁸 Author of 30 cover stories on NFL, Major League Baseball, College Basketball, College Football, NASCAR and cross-sports topics.

􀁸 Appearances on Cold Pizza, SportsCentury, MSNBC Live, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, NASCAR Nation and other programs.

􀁸 Named 2005 Magazine Writer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association.

􀁸 Only writer in Sporting News' 126-year history to appear on the cover.

St. Louis Magazine | St. Louis, MO | 1/01-1/08

Contributing Writer

􀁸 Wrote essays and feature stories for city magazine.

ESPN2 | remote | 5/05-12/05

Correspondent, Cold Pizza

􀁸 Wrote and reported on air post-race news and notes.

􀁸 Occasional guest for special topics.

The Daily Telegram | Adrian, MI | 6/98-6/00

Managing Editor | 2/00-6/00

News Editor | 6/98-1/00

􀁸 Managed newsroom of 16,000-circulation newspaper.

􀁸 Developed ideas, assigned stories and coordinated all aspects of daily newsgathering.

􀁸 Wrote award-winning weekly column and editorials.

􀁸 Assisted in hiring and management of reporters, editors and photographers.

The Express-Times | Easton, PA | 8/97-5/98

City Hall Reporter

􀁸 Wrote daily stories pertaining to city government and political issues and events.

􀁸 The Express-Times is a 50,000-circulation, and seven-day newspaper.

The Daily Telegram | Adrian, MI | 5/94-7/97

Staff Writer

􀁸 Covered topics related to City Hall, politics, the school board and the police department.

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

B.S., Journalism & Political Science | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, MI | 1994

Baseball Writers Association of America | 2001-2004, 2006-present

National Motorsports Press Association | 2005-present

Professional Football Writers of America | 2007-2014

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

National Motorsports Press Association | Race coverage (5), magazine writing (2) and feature writing

Pro Football Writers Association | Feature writing (3)

Best American Sports Writing | Notable mention (4)

Associated Press | Deadline writing and public service

Michigan Press Association | Deadline writing, column writing, editorial writing and feature packages

Thomson Newspapers | Deadline writing