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.

The Sporting Life

EXCLUSIVE: Unedited First Draft of Chris Hansen's Arena Letter

Read the *totally real and in no way made up* letter declaring his true feelings about privately financing a new home for the Sonics.

10/26/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Trust Exercise

The Psychological Effects of Online Hoaxes Might Actually Be Beneficial

The truth is out there…maybe?

10/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson


Should You Go to GeekGirlCon?

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

09/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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?

09/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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?

08/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

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

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

08/08/2016 By Matthew Halverson


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.

07/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson


Here's How an Acoustic Gunshot Locator Works

And how it might help curb gun violence in Seattle.

07/18/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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.

07/14/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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?

06/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Soeur Suong Is an American

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

06/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson


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.

05/30/2016 By Matthew Halverson



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.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

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

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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.

05/24/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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."

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson