Matt Rocheleau | Columbia Journalism School

Matt Rocheleau

Adjunct Faculty

Matt Rocheleau is an editor at Hearst overseeing data and investigations for the Times Union in Albany and a network of about 20 daily and weekly newspapers in Connecticut. Prior to starting in that role in May 2021, he was a reporter at The Boston Globe for a decade, most recently a member of the Spotlight Team. At the Globe, Rocheleau led a year-long investigation that uncovered repeated failures to keep problem drivers off the road had cost lives. The project prompted immediate change at DMVs and courts across the country and won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting. He has spearheaded numerous other long-term and rolling investigations, using hard-fought public records, tips from sources and detailed data analysis to uncover wrong-doing and hold leaders accountable at a host of government agencies and private companies.