Saturday, July 18, 2015

MATT

It is entirely appropriate the Matt Sitler is comfortable sitting on the road. He has is a known news journalist with a respectful relationship with first responders including the traffic police with whom he speaks on a regular basis.

Born in Toronto, and raised in Montreal before returning to Toronto, Matt graduated from Durham College's journalism programme. After graduating, Matt worked at the Minden Times and Bracebridge Examiner newspapers before moving to the radio station, Moose FM to operate their news department.

Recognizing and responding to the shift in how people consume information, Matt recently joined Muskoka411.com as News Director for the 24-hour news service which covers breaking news, features and events for the entire Muskoka region of Ontario.

In a time when the internet is redefining the way people access news and information, Matt uses his experience, institutional knowledge, internet followers and deep contacts in the region to offer a forward-looking way people can access informed at home, on the road and in some cases even from across the country and overseas.

When not at a crime scene or working his contacts with police to break stories, Matt, a creative person, paints oil portraits. He is also working on a semi autobiographical novel pulling from his experiences in the news world in cottage country.

MATT FUN FACT: While living in Montreal, Matt was an accomplished figure skater and was a top contender for his age group. However, when the family moved back to Toronto, he could not resist the pressure to play hockey and eventually traded the toe picks for hockey skates.

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

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