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Matthew Richmond

Matthew Richmond


Expertise: Police, courts, radio and writing

Education: University of Southern California - Master of Science, journalism

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: In a kayak near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River


Matthew Richmond has worked as a journalist since 2011, first as a stringer in South Sudan, then as a public radio radio reporter in upstate New York covering hydrofracking before arriving in Cleveland in 2016.


  • 2022 & 2023 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Best Criminal Justice Reporting
  • Reporting fellow for "Guns & America" - a public media reporting project focused on firearms, their role and history in U.S. society and the laws surrounding their distribution and possession in Ohio and nationwide
  • Reporting on the criminal justice system in Northeast Ohio, with a particular focus on policing, prosecutors and responses to violent crime

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