A writer and filmmaker with more than 10 years’ experience directing 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 has welcomed Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden and premiered at the 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.”

In 2016, he joined the University of Washington as editor and producer at The Whole U, a wellness-focused news site where, in addition to overseeing editorial operations, he writes and produces Spotlight, a weekly profile feature sharing stories of research and innovation from across the UW’s three campuses and eight 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.