Matthew Schwartz told approximately 10,000 stories on television stations across the country for four decades. He won more than 200 awards, including four New York Emmys and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting.
Some of Matthew’s memorable stories included an interview with “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz; the trials of mobster John Gotti; reports on the 9/11 attacks from Ground Zero; the crash two months later of American Airlines flight 587 in Queens, NY; and hundreds of reports on corruption, fraud and government waste. Matthew has confronted countless con artists. After his reporting broke up a large ring of illegal fortune tellers, the father of one of the accused swung a baseball bat at Matthew’s head. He missed.

He did a half-dozen interviews with a real estate developer who was not yet well known outside New York: Donald Trump.

He went undercover to catch a car dealership rolling back odometers and selling the cars as new. He did a series on pets dying in airplane cargo holds. It led to a federal law making air travel safer for pets.

He likes watching the news but his favorite TV shows of all-time are The Honeymooners, Seinfeld and The Sopranos.

Matthew’s memoir, Confessions of an Investigative Reporter, is a former #1 bestseller on Amazon.

Matthew retired from TV news in 2020 and soon thereafter became obsessed with all things pickleball. He joined Hudef Sport as a weekly blogger in January 2024 and we are thrilled to have him.

(If you have a suggestion for Matthew’s weekly blog on any pickleball topic or know a player with an interesting backstory, email