Matthew Reid is a native of North Adams, grew up in Athol, and graduated from UMass Amherst in 2005 with degrees in Journalism and History. While at UMass Reid was an editor and production manager for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. After college he was a reporter and later assistant editor of the Argus-Champion newspaper in New London, N.H., where he helped manage a small team of reporters and photographers and was a two-time New Hampshire Press Association winner.
Reid worked for GateHouse Media New England for ten years, first as a reporter for the Medford Transcript, then editor of the Melrose Free Press, then as managing editor for the North Shore office. While at GateHouse Reid was a six-time New England Newspaper and Press Association winner in a variety of editorial categories, and served as a member of the Maine Press Association’s annual editorial contest judging committee.
After living in Malden for many years, Reid now lives in Walpole with his wife and 8-year-old son.