Matt Finn Biography
Matt Finn is an American journalist who serves as a national correspondent for Fox News Channel based in Chicago. He started working in 2013 as an Ailes Junior Reporter based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matt Finn generally keeps his off-screen life off the radar on social networking sites, despite his impressive media fame.
Matt Finn Age
Matt is known for throwing great parties every 24th of July in the name of Birthday but his actual age is not known.
Matt Finn Married
Being a very private person, Matt has managed to keep his personal life off the eyes of the public.
Matt Finn Gay
Although many have speculated that he may gay as he has not been seen with any lady in public, Matt is not gay.
Matt Finn Education
He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Temple University, Philadelphia.
Matt Finn Career
Matt kicked off his journalism career in 2008 as a Producer /Fill-in Reporter at WBRE-TV / WYOU-TV. He was an NBC 10 Anchor Intern at NBCUniversal, Inc in 2010. He worked as a Reporter at The Temple News, from 2009 to 2011. Matt also served as a Reporter & Anchor at KIMA-TV, from 2011 to 2013.
Matt Finn Fox News
He joined Fox News in 2013, as a National Junior Reporter. As of 2015, Matt has been a National Correspondent at Fox News Channel.
He made coverage of major news stories for the network including, the protests in the streets of Chicago surrounding the death of Laquan McDonald along with the 2016 presidential election. He also extensively reported on the death of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz the Fox Lake police officer, who staged his own suicide to look like a murder.
While based in Las Vegas, he covered the initial Bundy ranch showdown in the Nevada desert.
Finn was a reporter and anchor for KIMA-TV in Washington and a producer and stand-in reporter at WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Prior to joining FNC.
Finn has won several awards including two separate investigative reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Peter Lisagor award for in-depth reporting. He studied as a PR reporter for the Dean’s Office at the Fox School of Business, a Philadelphia street reporter for Philadelphia Neighborhoods, a student intern at WRTI radio, a reporter for The Temple News as well as an anchor intern for a semester at NBC 10.
Finn graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Matt Finn Salary
His salary ranges in between $70k to $78k.
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Matt Finn Interview
What are the top skills you need in order to succeed as a FOX News Junior Reporter?
Matt Finn : The number one skill you need is to be flexible. You have to be ready to properly handle and cover breaking news at any time of the day. News doesn’t sleep, so you will get calls at all hours and when that happens, your equipment needs to be ready and you’ve got to immediately zone-in. You are the FOX News presence in your town, so it’s on you to get it right.
The second skill to have is knowledge about news and the business operation of it. That means knowing what a morning news meeting looks like, how to work under deadline and sometimes extreme pressure, and how online content is different from TV. It also helps if you have a basic understanding of technical terms and news lingo.
What’s the best part about your job?
Matt: The opportunity and exposure you get as a Junior Reporter. You are treated like a full-time FOX News correspondent or field producer because FOX relies on you to cover so many huge stories. Because you’re thrown right in, you will learn fast and learn on the job.
Do you feel set up for success in your role? How does FOX News ensure that?
Matt: FOX News goes above and beyond to set you up for success as a Junior Reporter. You will be given extensive training and will be equipped with all of the latest cutting-edge technology. You will also learn about all areas of the business and there are always multiple mentors you can turn to for help and guidance.
What’s the most rewarding feedback you’ve received while in this position?
Matt: The most rewarding feedback definitely comes from the viewers all around the world. I receive numerous emails from people who have watched or read my segments giving me their take and opinions. It’s the reason why I do this job: to spread knowledge.
How can students show that they have a positive attitude during the interviewing process at FOX News?
Matt: Being enthusiastic about broadcasting and excited about the network will go a long way toward showing executives that you’re a good fit for the position. Another tip: Don’t be too newsy or uptight. Your personality is one of the things that will make you a great broadcast journalist, so being yourself is key to doing well in the interview.
Describe the company culture at FOX News.
Matt: FOX News’ chairman and CEO Roger Ailes’ mottos is “negative people make positive people sick.” I believe that to be true and now, after working coast to coast for FOX for nearly three years, I believe it accurately represents the culture. There is little room for negativity and a lot of room for development, hard work, and success.
What are the best perks of working for FOX News?
Matt: Opportunity, exposure, and recognition.
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