Deputy Editor

Matthew Halverson edits Seattle Met’s award-winning Mudroom department, oversees its arts coverage, writes the Quote Unquote department and narrative features, and writes and edits service features.

Matthew joined the magazine as a senior editor in 2008 after a three-year stint as the executive editor of St. Louis magazine. Since then, his writing has earned eight Society of Professional Journalist awards and has been a finalist for three City and Regional Magazine awards, including his essay on shopping for a house while navigating a divorce (“This Must Be the Place”). In 2014, Mudroom won the CRMA award for best magazine department.

Seattle is home now, but Matthew’s heart will always be in the Midwest, where he grew up and eventually earned a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When he’s not in the office, he’s working around his house in West Seattle and building spaceships out of Legos with his son. And despite his title, no, he doesn’t wear a badge.

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Explainer

Should You Go to GeekGirlCon?

A helpful flowchart for the event that runs October 8 & 9.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/21/2016

Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/19/2016

The Sporting Life

Devastating Injuries Have Kept the Dangers of High School Football in the Spotlight

A year after two high schoolers suffered devastating injuries playing the game, is it any safer?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/16/2016

Duck and Cover

Will We Ever Tolerate the Ducks Again?

It's been a year since the fatal Aurora Bridge crash. Is there hope for Seattle’s iconic tourist ride to ever rise again?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/22/2016

Quote Unquote

“Every Other Day, I Was a Ball of Tears”

Daniel Lyon, U.S. Forest Service firefighter, reflects on a year of recovery.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/08/2016

Feature

Some Call Blaine Alan Gibson’s Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an Obsession

He calls it a quest. After more than a year of traveling the globe, studying ocean currents, and combing beaches, the Seattleite discovered a key part of the missing plane.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/19/2016

Explainer

Here's How an Acoustic Gunshot Locator Works

And how it might help curb gun violence in Seattle.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/18/2016

Quote Unquote

J. Michael Kelly Just Wants to Run a Clean Race

The hydroplane driver has won two straight Albert Lee Cups at Seafair—and both were controversial.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/14/2016

Dead in the Water

Who Is Shooting Seattle's Sea Lions?

For years the bullet-riddled bodies of seals and sea lions have washed up on Washington shores. But who would kill them—and why?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 06/21/2016

Quote Unquote

Soeur Suong Is an American

The road from Cambodian refugee to naturalized citizen was anything but smooth, though.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 06/21/2016

Explainer

What Is White Nose Syndrome and What's Being Done About It?

When hikers in North Bend found a sick bat in March, they made what to wildlife experts was a shocking discovery: White nose syndrome, which has ravaged bat populations in the eastern U.S. for a decade, had jumped to this coast. Here’s why it's so scary.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/30/2016

Feature

Undelivered

After Carlyle Aicher was murdered for the pearls he was carrying, authorities assured his family the killer would be found. Nearly 50 years later, those who are left are still waiting.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/25/2016

Quote Unquote

Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

And the host of 'Seattle Process' isn't going to take it anymore.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/25/2016

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Sea-Tac by the Numbers

Where the airport’s more than 42 million passengers are flying, how much they’re spending, and how long they’re waiting.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/24/2016

Quote Unquote

Lindy West Is Not Afraid to Be Shrill

"[Being funny] is something that's gendered. People don’t think women are funny, so it’s always satisfying to upend people’s expectations."

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Defying Gravity

Dan Price's Quick Rise and Quicker Fall

Price became a media darling in April 2015 by raising the minimum wage at Ballard’s Gravity Payments to $70,000—but this May he’s scheduled to answer accusations that he used the company as his “personal piggybank.”

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Politics

Will Donald Trump and His Bullying Win Over Washington Republicans?

His political ascension may be vulgar and unlikely. But even here on the Left Coast it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Quote Unquote

Danni Askini Is About to Mix It Up in Olympia

The head of Seattle’s Gender Justice League is having a Harvey Milk moment.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Gone With The Wings

The Gypsy Moth Is Taking Over Capitol Hill

The WA Department of Agriculture is waging all-out war on the hungry little caterpillar this month. The gypsy moth—whose voracious larvae have defoliated whole forests in the Northeast—is gaining a foothold in Capitol Hill. Here’s what they’re up against.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Now You Know

Great Moments in Seattle Mom History

Mother's Day is just around the corner.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016
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