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Matthew Glasser is the Communications Director for the ASU Learning Transformation Studios. Operating out of the University's California Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Studios fosters sustainable learning transformation through innovation, equity, and collaboration.
Matthew is known for challenging the traditional notions of what news, communications, and media can and should be and promoting a more innovative and inclusive approach to storytelling. He is passionate about helping people succeed, bringing their visions to life, and leaving organizations, people, and products better than he found them.
Matthew has decades of experience in media and communications, having held key roles such as Director of Storytelling and Managing Editor for NBCLX / LX News at NBCUniversal, Executive Producer of Investigations & Enterprise at NBC Boston and New England Cable News, and the Executive Producer of Special Projects, Politics & Investigations for NBC Connecticut. He was also an award-winning investigative journalist and health and medical producer while at NBC Southern California.
At NBCLX, he led a talented team of storytellers nationwide and oversaw all the network's pre-produced editorial content. His leadership contributed to NBCLX becoming a national model for journalism, focusing on authenticity, immersion, and inclusivity. Under Matthew's leadership, the NBCLX team created content that resonated with younger, more diverse audiences by focusing on context and analysis rather than provocative headlines, engaging and informing them in a relevant and inclusive manner.
During his career, Matthew has developed and managed the production of several award-winning nationally-syndicated television programs and Sunday morning political/public affairs shows. He has been instrumental in creating new storytelling strategies and techniques that have helped reinvent broadcast journalism, visual persuasion, and content marketing.
He has developed innovative television and news programs that have captivated audiences and inspired action. He has designed communications and marketing departments, equipping them with the necessary tools and training to create compelling, informative, and entertaining content that achieves results. He has also developed new organizational workflows and systems that increase efficiency, productivity, and creativity.
Matthew's accolades include a national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, Regional Emmy Awards for Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting, and Health/Science Reporting, two Associated Press Television Radio Association Awards, five Golden Mike Awards, the Jane Pauley Media Award, among others.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Occidental College and his Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys nature photography and hiking.
B.A. - Public Policy, Occidental College
M.A. - Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California