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 Career
Matt began his career life in 2008 as a Producer /Fill-in Reporter at WBRE-TV / WYOU-TV. He was a 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.
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He later in 2013, joined Fox News as a National Junior Reporter. Matt has been a National Correspondent at Fox News Channel, since 2015.
He has also covered 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, 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 Age
Matt celebrates his birthday on the 24th of July every year but his actual age is not known.
Matt Finn Married
Matt has over the years managed to keep his personal life off the eyes of the public.
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.
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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.
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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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FNC National Correspondent Matt Finn Gives The Latest On Mollie Tibbetts
An illegal immigrant from Mexico stands accused of killing college student Mollie Tibbetts and dumping her body in an Iowa cornfield — after he allegedly accosted her during a July 18 jog and she threatened to call police.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Tibbetts’ death, officials confirmed.
Fox News Channel National Correspondent Matt Finn joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson and Marie Harf to give the latest on Mollie Tibbetts’ murder.
On what we know about the accused killer: The accused killer is 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera and breaking late today Rivera’s employers at Yarrabee Farms are now correctly their initial statement by saying that they did not use the federal e-verify system to screen Rivera and that he is not who they thought he was, implying that he likely falsified documents or ID to be hired. (1:20)
On the timeline of when Rivera got into the country and how: ICE says Rivera is from Mexico and has been in the United States for up to seven years. Federal immigration agents also confirming to Fox News that Rivera never applied for or received a DACA grant. Police say that Rivera confessed that on July 18th he followed Mollie Tibbetts during her nightly job. She noticed he was trailing her and she pleaded that he stop and she said she was going to get out her cell phone and call police. Rivera claims at that point he blacked out. When he came to Tibbetts was in his trunk with a bloody skull. Police say Rivera led them yesterday to corn field not far from the courthouse where they found what they believe to be Tibbetts’ body. (2:47)
On how people are feeling in Iowa: There is immense grief on the ground because Mollie was missing for more than 30 days. The family and the community said that they grew more hopeful with every day that her body was not found because they because they felt that perhaps she was being held captive somewhere and now there is just this tragic ending to this story. (4:13)
On what we have heard from her family: Mollie’s dad flew in here from California and took every interview request. He got in front of every camera and even went to the Iowa State Fair and handed out pins and flyers and was pleading for information. He said he wanted his daughter’s name to remain on people’s minds. After 30 plus days of working around the clock and pleading for information authorities advised him to return to California. They said they wanted him to get back to his daily life and he did just that a few days ago only to return to California to get the horrible news. (5:49).