Matthew D. LaPlante

Journalist • Assistant Professor

Matthew D. LaPlante has reported from more than a dozen nations for publications including, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Daily News and The Salt Lake Tribune, the last of which he served as national security reporter from 2005 to 2011. A dedicated soccer fan and avid snowboarder, LaPlante is an assistant professor of journalism at Utah State University, where he teaches news writing, narrative non-fiction and crisis reporting. His Salt Lake City Weekly story “Devastated” (featured on Showcase) won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in 2014 for the small newspaper category.