Matt Gutman is an ABC News correspondent. He reports for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, often traveling across the region and over a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In 2014 Gutman reported on many of the major international news stories, including the controversial Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa. In 2012 and 2013 Gutman and his ABC News team investigating the shooting of Trayvon Martin made national headlines with a series of exclusive reports on Martin, George Zimmerman and the police investigation in Florida. Their report – “Shooting in Sanford: The Death of Trayvon Martin” – was recognized with a prestigious National Association of Black Journalists award.
Gutman also made headlines covering the 2010 Gulf oil spill, reporting on BP’s efforts to plug the well and the economic and environmental devastation wrought by the spill.
Gutman joined ABC News in 2008, serving as a correspondent for ABC News Radio in Miami. During that time he covered the 2008 Olympics in China, the 2008 U.S. elections, the earthquake in Haiti, and anchored shuttle launches for the network.
Prior to ABC News, Gutman was a Jerusalem-based reporter for seven years and covered every major conflict in the Middle East. Shortly after the Iraq war broke out in 2003, Gutman was in Fallujah, where he reported on the first IED attack on U.S. troops. He was also in Iraq in December 2003 when Saddam Hussein was captured, having learned the news from a shepherd who’d watched it on al Jazeera. In 2000-2001, Gutman spent a year traveling and freelancing through Latin America and Africa. His first published article appeared in the Buenos Aires Herald in 2000.
Gutman is from Westfield, N.J. He is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts.