Matt Benoit

Freelance Journalist/Writer/Editor/Photographer


In the dugout at Wrigley Field.

I’m passionate about crafting interesting and affecting stories both big and small. My reporting background includes coverage of sports, government, and business, among other topics; a particular strength and fondness of mine is writing engaging features and profiles.

My work has been featured in The Spokesman-Review, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, The Tri-City Herald,, The Lynden Tribune, The Bellingham Herald, Discover Magazine Online,, and Salish Current.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Production from Washington State University.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Matt,

    I enjoy your work. In particular, I noticed your piece in Salish Current, “Bellingham to be a two-newspaper town again . . . ”

    In your research, did you run across the name of Harry W. Patton? He is my great Grandfather and was the publisher of one of the early Bellingham papers. i am trying to reconstruct his history with the Bellingham press.

    In 1906, Patton bought land on Orcas, near where I live today.


    Toby Cooper

  2. Have you published part 2 article on David Syre .Stated part 2 out on December 23 2021.
    Throughly enjoyed part 1

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