Tara García Mathewson launched her newspaper career with two award-winning pieces produced during a three-month stint at the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, WA. After graduating cum laude from the Medill School of Journalism, she joined the staff of the Daily Herald, Illinois’ third largest newspaper. Within four months she rose from a budding reporter covering a few small towns to a newsroom leader in charge of the bureau’s largest city. On the education beat, García Mathewson produced in-depth analyses of major programs and policies weekly. Her work earned her regular guest appearances on ABC morning news, where she discussed local and regional issues with poise and authority.
Eager for the freedom to pursue bigger projects on broader issues, García Mathewson turned to freelance in late 2013. Her recent work has focused on education, poverty, immigration and politics. García Mathewson is committed to producing deep, probing reports that explore overlooked or under-reported themes and firmly ground present-day issues in their proper historical context. She is particularly interested in data analysis and multimedia storytelling. Keep up with her latest work on Twitter or Facebook.
García Mathewson lives near Boston with her husband. She is always looking for story ideas and new opportunities and can be reached by email, phone or the form below.
Tara García Mathewson
taragm218 [at] gmail [dot] com