Matt Alderton

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Chicago, Illinois


  • Northwestern University

  • Matt Alderton is a Chicago-based freelance writer with nearly two decades of experience covering travel, technology, business, and sustainability, among other things.
  • Matt has written for USA Today, The Washington Post, AARP, Forbes, Treehugger, Wine Enthusiast, and numerous other outlets.
  • Matt is a graduate of the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Matt is a freelance journalist who covers a wide variety of subjects for a wide variety of outlets. He writes regularly about travel, technology, business, and sustainability but also covers food, design, education, politics, health, LGBTQ topics, and social justice issues.

A writer and reporter for nearly two decades, he has written about subjects as varied as salmon restoration, sea-level rise, and smart cities; traveled to locations as diverse as Colombia, Palm Springs, and Prague; and interviewed everyone from politicians, celebrities, and business leaders to artists, engineers, and inventors.

Matt's bylines have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, Forbes, Wine Enthusiast, Best Life, Successful Meetings magazine, Green Living magazine, Treehugger, and others. He has been a Dotdash contributor since 2021 and a TripSavvy contributor since 2022.

Originally from Denver, which boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, Matt now resides in Chicago, which boasts three.


Matt is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he studied magazine journalism and received a minor in gender studies. He also has a master’s degree in creative writing with a focus on creative nonfiction, also from Northwestern.

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