Matt Whittaker

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Lakewood, Colorado
University Of Tennessee, University Of Maryland
Seafood, Agriculture, Food Supply Chain
  • Matt is a Colorado-based natural resources journalist.
  • His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, VICE, Jalopnik, and other publications.
  • He has covered some of the biggest food conferences and trade shows, including the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, and the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Qingdao.


In two decades as a journalist, Matt has traveled the world to write about natural resources, including metals, fossil fuels, renewable energy, cannabis, agriculture, and seafood. Currently based in Colorado, his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report, among other top publications. In a year spent covering the global seafood industry, he reported from fishing vessels, farms, processing facilities, and conferences throughout the Americas and Asia. He has a passion for writing about how the production and consumption of natural resources affects everyone, including laborers and the companies that hire them.


Matt has a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, was a fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, and has an international journalism diploma from schools in the Netherlands and Denmark
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