Matt Newton is a Fourth Year student at the University of Virginia majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Economics. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Matt quickly developed a love for sports, obsessing over the Phillies and Eagles. However, it was his interest in the Virginia Cavaliers, the alma mater of both of his parents, which fostered his passion for sports. His love of sports and sports stories led Matt to develop an interest in sports media and journalism. 

At the University of Virginia, Matt is pursuing a double-major in media studies and economics. He serves as the Sports Director for WUVA, a student-run digital media organization. At WUVA, he mentors and manages a team of roughly 25 sports reporters, producers, and photographers. In addition, he has overseen the production of over 170 sports videos centered around Virginia Athletics and is personally credited with a producer's role in over 125 videos. He is a freelance crewman for Hoovision and the ACC Network and has camera operator and replay operator experience.

In his free time, Matt likes to go to UVA sporting events, hang out with his friends, and play basketball.