Matt Schroeder's journalism career began in the days of cut-and-paste layouts, wax machines and typewriters. And now we're here, on the cutting edge of online, mulitmedia journalism. Which makes him old.
Over 15 years in journalism in both Indiana and Wisconsin, Matt has been a sportswriter, sports editor and managing editor for semi-weeklies and dailies of various sizes. Most recently, during a five-year run as managing editor of the Ozaukee County News Graphic, he twice won the C.W. Brown Award for Editorial Writing from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Matt left news journalism in 2007 to become director of public relations for the Milwaukee Wave, where he handled all aspects of communications for the professional indoor soccer team. It was there that he developed skills in video editing, building web sites, public relations and marketing, which he hopes to use to support Patch's vision.
A lifelong Packers fan who has been warming up to soccer for the last 10 years, Matt holds an E level coaching license from the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association and is a rec coach at North Shore United. He also completed a ComedySportz 101 workshop. Matt lives in Cedarburg with his wife Amy and has four children — Janelle, Liz, Ryan and Josephine.
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My father and I always solve the nation's political mess every Thanksgiving. It normally requires suspending the liberal-conservative labeling that passes for discourse and instead governing with fiscal prudence and compassion for all.
I attend St. Joseph's Church in Grafton with my family, but consider faith a very private matter.
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