I’m Matt J. Layman.
I’m a sports journalist and media professional. This is my career portfolio.
Currently, I’m the social media manager at ArizonaSports.com/Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and KTAR.com/KTAR News 92.3 FM, two leading radio stations in Phoenix owned by Bonneville Media. I also regularly report on sports and other events for our digital platform, most commonly covering the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes.
I was promoted to my current position in the summer of 2017 after spending a few months with the company as a part-time web content editor. A spot opened up for me to apply my versatility, I went after it and it paid off. It’s like they say: Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
Before that, I was a student at Arizona State University’s prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. I was a beat writer covering ASU’s hockey and baseball teams, I was an editor at the school paper, I did play-by-play and sports updates for the student radio station, covered high school sports for both my written and video reporting classes, completed a professional program as a sports reporter with Arizona PBS and spent many, many hours in press boxes and newsrooms. I had the time of my life.
I was really fortunate to go to a school that got me such hands-on experience with high school, NCAA and professional sports teams. And right away, I jumped into the workforce to continue what I’m passionate about.
I truly love what I do. I love communications, digital reporting, editing, designing graphics, running social media, broadcasting, shooting and editing video and working with my peers. When I’m not doing those things, I enjoy watching and attending sporting events, skiing, traveling, reading and spending time with loved ones.
I’m really thankful for the opportunities I’ve had so far in my young career. This website is to exhibit what exactly I’ve been doing all this time.
Thanks for stopping by.