- Certificate in Health Writing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia Southern University
- Former member of the Society of Professional Journalists
- Former Board Member with the Georgia Press Association
- Veteran journalist and editor with 15 years of experience
- Digital Health Award Silver winner for his coverage of the high cost of cancer treatment
- Member of the digital staff named as a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Breaking News Reporting
Matt Mauney is an award-winning journalist, editor, writer and content strategist with more than 15 years of professional experience working for nationally recognized newspapers and digital brands.
He led the content strategy efforts for the launch of RetireGuide.com in May 2020 and is committed to the website’s mission to provide resources to help seniors reach important retirement-related decisions.
Prior to joining RetireGuide, Matt spent more than three years as a writer and editor for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com, an advocacy center for patients and loved ones coping with cancer.
He was selected as a 2020 Digital Health Awards Silver winner in the Media/Publishing category for his research-driven feature about the high cost of cancer treatment. Matt also edited and provided the content strategy for three additional guides that placed in the 2018 Digital Health Awards, a competition organized by the Health Information Resource Center.
His time working for a health advocacy organization prepared him to uphold RetireGuide.com’s dedication to providing accurate and useful information about Medicare and other important retirement topics.
As a professional journalist and reporter, Matt produced quality digital content, feature stories, investigational pieces and breaking news for the Orlando Sentinel and the Tampa Bay Times. He was part of the digital staff that was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the Breaking News Reporting category for coverage of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
He has contributed content for ChicagoTribune.com, LATimes.com, The Hill and the American Cancer Society.
Matt began his professional writing career in sports journalism. In 2012, he became the youngest journalist to win Sports Writer of the Year in the Georgia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia Southern University with a double minor in public relations and broadcasting.