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Matt Smith

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Bio

Matt Smith’s two-decade career in journalism began at The Sacramento Union, a now-defunct metro daily that had employed Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Herb Caen. From there, he went on to staff positions at newspapers in Albuquerque, N.M.; Twin Falls, Idaho; Fairfield, Calif.; and Newport News, Va. Between 1994 and 1997, Matt was a correspondent in Mexico City for Dow Jones Newswires. And for 14 years, he was a staff writer and lead columnist for SF Weekly. Matt holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Reed College in Portland, Ore. Before his career in journalism, Matt was a professional bicycle racer.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Report: 'Army of enablers' assisted Armstrong's doping
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong won seven straight victories in the Tour de France with the aid of an “army of enablers” who provided him with banned drugs and helped him cover up his misconduct, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says.
The Other Convention: A Church Votes on Gay Rights
Church faithful from around the world gather in Tampa, Fla., where they are lobbied by progressive and conservative camps, provoking heated debate and then a vote.
Radiation history on Treasure Island more widespread than reported
Radioactive contamination at the former Naval station, where San Francisco is planning housing for 20,000 residents, is more widespread than previously disclosed, according to newly obtained documents and a Navy report.
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