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Matt Wright '10 Tells Stories that Create Change

Written by Stephanie Khoury
9/30/2014

Matt Wright '10 on air in Cleveland

While at IC Matt Wright interned for NBC at the Beijing Olympics, working alongside Bob Costas. He even got to work on site at the race where Michael Phelps earned his eighth gold medal.

“It was such a rewarding experience to be there and be a part of such an international event ” he said. “I credit Ithaca with giving me that opportunity.”

"In part, through our coverage, the city brought in more emergency responders during overnight hours.” - Matt Wright '10

His first job after IC took him to WTOL in Toledo, Ohio, where he interviewed the wife of a man who had been having health issues.
 
“It took the fire department half an hour to respond [to their call], and in that time the gentleman had passed away. In part, through our coverage, the city brought in more emergency responders during overnight hours,” he said.
 
That story landed Wright a regional Emmy nomination. Wright now reports for Fox 8 News in Cleveland. One day he hopes to report for a major network, as Muir does.
 

 


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