A writer and filmmaker with more than a decade’s experience producing short-form videos and editing feature-length documentaries, Matthew Leib works with creativity and concision to craft uncompromising narratives that intrigue, inform, and inspire.
His work welcomed Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden in 2015 and premiered at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival, where Richard Roeper called Futures Past, a documentary he finished editing about the end of open outcry trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, “one of the best films I've seen this year by far.”
That fall, he joined the University of Washington as editor and producer at The Whole U, a wellness-focused news site where he serves as managing editor and writes and produces Spotlight, a weekly profile feature documenting stories of research, innovation, and connection from across UW’s campuses and healthcare entities.
His writing has appeared in The Hardball Times, Lapham’s Quarterly, Backpacker, Runner’s World, the New York Daily News. He holds a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in History from Northwestern University.