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Matthew Felling Joins Public Eye

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Some good news to report today: Matthew Felling, former media director at the Center for Media and Public Affairs, is joining Public Eye. If you're in Washington D.C., you might know Matt's voice from his regular gig as a guest host on NPR affiliate WAMU; he's also been a regular on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" and just this past Sunday appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources." Oh, and he's been quoted just about everywhere.

As longtime readers know, when we started this site back in Sept. 2005, there were three of us on the team. I've been on my own for the past couple months, and I'm thrilled to have someone else on board – especially since that person is Matt, one of the sharpest media commentators around.

"Between this announcement and me finding out I wasn't one of the pundits on the Madam's affidavit, I'd say this has been a banner week for Matthew Tate Felling," Felling told me. For more on our new man, who starts in a week, check out the press release.

May 3, 2007


Matthew Felling has been named co-editor of the daily blog, "Public Eye," it was announced by Mike Sims, Director, News and Operations, The appointment is effective Thursday, May 10.

Felling brings a wide range of experience and credentials to "Public Eye" and will work with co-editor Brian Montopoli to ensure that it remains a compelling media blog as well as a vital and open conduit between the public and CBS News.

Prior to joining "Public Eye," Felling served as media director for the Center for Media and Public Affairs since 1999, where he studied trends in news and entertainment media. In that role, he was featured on the DVD re-release of "All The President's Men" as a media scholar. He has published articles on media research in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Portland Oregonian and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He is also a regular National Public Radio guest host on Washington, D.C.'s WAMU. Felling was a senior manager for the editorial and promotion division of Feldman Communications, Inc. (1998-99), a political correspondent for McClendon News Service (1996), a broadcast assistant at WJFK-FM in Washington, D.C. (1995), and producer of "World of Ideas" for WBUR-AM on National Public Radio (1994-95).

Felling was graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in journalism studies and from Georgetown University in 1999 with a master's degree in cyber-journalism. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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