Matt Pearl

Matt Pearl

Matt Pearl

National Correspondent

Matt Pearl believes in the power of visual journalism and storytelling to inform audiences and connect our world. As a national correspondent for E.W. Scripps, he travels the country to report on the communities, issues, and solutions that make up America. In Matt’s career he has reported from the Democratic Convention, president inauguration, the World Series, three Super Bowls, and three Olympic Games. His work has been honored with 40 Regional Emmys and 16 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and he is a five-time NPPA National Solo Video Journalist of the Year. He is the author of The Solo Video Journalist, a how-to book for aspiring storytellers and multimedia journalists, through Routledge and Focal Press. Matt is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and most recently received his MFA degree in Narrative Media from the University of Georgia.

Recent Work
Animation of women holding books based on hispanic culture.

Hispanic representation in children's books is quickly growing

A container of Narcan

Rural North Carolina county uses opioid settlements to fund solutions

A row of homes in Philadelphia

This city's eviction diversion program is showing success

City of Atlanta skyline

Groups in Atlanta take aim at income inequality

Part of the website

In its first year, 988 has had a dramatic impact

Empty bed in a homeless shelter

How a county has reached 'functional zero' for chronic homelessness

A U.S. city skyline

America Forward: A franchise focused on solutions

A person using a "free food fridge"

2 years of looking at America through a different lens

Homes in San Diego

Pilot program to help middle-income home buyers

A person in a wheelchair

Study finds massive undercount of employees with disabilities

Ishan Nayak and his father

Parents of adults with disabilities face numerous challenges

A cemetary in Florida

There's a push to bring dignity back to neglected Black cemeteries

John Carruthers makes pizza

How pizza is inspiring charitable giving

Kids get exercise at P.A.C.K camp

Special needs camp helps meets needs of both children and parents

A grocery store in Kansas.

What's happening to rural grocery stores?

People celebrate at a Pride event.

The quest for LGBTQ+ visibility can come in different forms

LGBTQ+ youth take part in program to address homelessness.

For LGBTQ+ individuals facing homelessness, community is crucial

A man receiving therapy

How a 'silent crisis' is impacting men's mental health

Man walks down the street in Kansas City, Missouri.

A major push to solve health inequality in Kansas City, Missouri

Mother and child on an online health appointment.

The future of telehealth after the COVID-19 public health emergency

Students learn in a preschool classroom

How a 'Preschool for All' program in Oregon could be a model across US

Cherokee Nation's chief and an attorney speak during a hearing about seating a Cherokee Nation delegate in the House.

After 187 years, treaty serving Indigenous people will be honored

Sagdrina Jalal accepts an award at a women's event

Women are celebrating women who serve a common goal

Nurses walk through a hospital hallway.

Finding solutions to address nursing shortage

A bird's eye view of a neighborhood

A growing number of people are moving due to rising costs


The correlation between integration, successful Black-owned businesses

People at a memorial to shooting victims.

Man Affected By Atlanta Spa Shooting Speaks On Advocacy 1 Year Later

A mom holds her daughter.

'It's A Wave Of Emotions': Black Parents Speak About Parenting In 2022

An overview shot shows the flat, dry landscape of an Arizona town.

Low-Income Community Tries To Beat Heat Island Atmosphere

A family sits around their table.

Pandemic Has Made Wealth Gap More Of A Problem