B.A., Radio and Television, 2000
Weekend Anchor, WSIL-TV,
Founder/CEO, Knob Hill Media
Matthew Nordin, a 2000 graduate in Radio-Television News, is originally from Mt. Vernon, IL.
While a student in MCMA, he was a student ambassador, recipient of a scholarship from what was then RTNDA, and his TV work at SIU won the National Broadcasting Society's Grand Prize in 1999. Matt says the high standards of the professors he worked with in the classroom and in River Region's newsroom were the best introduction to television news he could've gotten. The skills they imparted either matched or were superior to those Matt encountered in network affiliated newsrooms after graduation.
Matt went on to win an Edward R. Murrow Award for his more than year-long continuing coverage of an investment scheme in South Carolina that cost middle class investors about $275 million and resulted in a former lieutenant governor going to jail.
Matt's also been nominated for three Emmy Awards, including at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, where he launched the station's investigative unit.
He's now exploring producing his own content, hopefully including documentaries focused on social issues, through his production company, Knob Hill Media.