Matt Olsen has a degree in Communications from Loyola University Chicago and started his career in television as one of the first interns at Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. He was there during the launch in October 2004 and after graduation began working at CSN Chicago.
During his 8 years there, Matt wrote, edited and produced for live shows and special features. He was part of covering the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, as well as the 2009-10 and 2012-13 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. There was also a devastating Bears Super Bowl loss during that time that he is still in denial about.
In late 2013, Matt left CSN Chicago to become part of the launch of 120 Sports, a first of its kind OTT digital network. It was there that he got the opportunity to produce fast-paced, 2 hour live broadcasts with up to the second updates, live look-ins and breaking news on all things in the national sports scene.
During his time at 120 Sports, Matt was part of a constant evolution of both the company and the content. He created segments for shows as well as various social outlets. He became a Senior Producer at 120 Sports in 2016 and moved into more of a leadership role, overseeing staff and rundowns on a daily basis before leaving for an exciting opportunity at BMG in July 2017.
Matt has worked as an Editor/Associate Producer/Line Producer in sports television since 2005. During his time as an AP, he wrote highlights, selected plays and b-roll for highlights/packages, scripted and cut packages, wrote show opens, logged games, sound, selected postgame soundbites for shows.
Outside of sports and television, Matt has a passion for both music and the outdoors.