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He is a computer-geek-turned- filmmaker-turned-journalist, but for the Naples News Media Group he is all three. Matt Clark has worked for the Daily News since May 2007 as a visual journalist and staff writer.

A native of Findlay, Ohio, Matt attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, which is about 30 minutes from his childhood home.

By the time he left Northwest Ohio, Matt had received numerous scholarships, honors and awards through involvement in his alma mater's community, including being recognized as the most outstanding print journalism student for the 2006-'07 school year. He graduated cum laude and with university honors in December 2006, receiving a bachelor of science in print journalism degree.

The son of a lawyer father and a professional, operatic singer mother, Matt's analytical and creative upbringing come full-circle at the Daily News. As a staff writer, he focuses deeply into a variety of topic areas for the Southwest Florida audience. He also produces videos on a wide range of subject matter, among them breaking news and area high school football games.

In January 2010, Clark went to Haiti and covered stories with Naples connections in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated that country. Clark has also launched various databases on In his three years with the paper, he has won 18 state and one regional award for his efforts.

When not working — which is rare — Clark enjoys dining at the diverse selection of restaurants in Lee and Collier counties, catching a flick, watching a concert and visiting with friends. On vacation, Clark enjoys trips to other countries and backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains.


Position History

  • Multimedia Journalist
    05/14/2007 - 05/10/2011

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