I’m Matt J. Layman.
I’m a sports reporter, broadcaster, video producer and multimedia professional. This is my career portfolio.
Currently, I’m an editor at ArizonaSports.com and KTAR.com, the websites for two leading radio stations in Phoenix — Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and KTAR News 92.3.
But my career started long before I got there.
When 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, started my own ‘vlog’ on YouTube and spent many, many hours in press boxes and newsrooms. It was wonderful.
I was really fortunate to go to a school that got me such hands-on experience with high school, NCAA and professional sports teams. I was only in my first semester of journalism school the first time I stepped into an NHL locker room.
And while I was doing all of that, I also got published with The Denver Post, Fox Sports, MLB.com and the San Tan Sun News.
I truly love what I do. I love communications, digital reporting, broadcasting, editing, shooting 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.