Matt Gutman

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Matt Gutman
Matthew A. Gutman

(1977-12-05) December 5, 1977 (age 41)
Alma materWilliams College
Years active2000–present
Known forTelevision reporter

Matt Gutman (born December 5, 1977) is an American reporter for ABC News. He is the network's Chief National Correspondent and appears on various programs for the network.[1] He was the current host of the U.S. weekly TV series Sea Rescue when it ended in September 2018. The show was the 2016 emmy recipient for "Outstanding Children's Series." He is also the author of the book, The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand about the international rescue of the soccer team from a cave in Thailand in July 2018.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Matthew A. Gutman was born on December 5,[3] 1977,[4] in Princeton, New Jersey.[5] Gutman attended Newark Academy, where he was honored as a scholar-athlete football player.[6] He graduated from Williams College in 2000.[5]


Gutman started as a freelance reporter in Argentina in late 2000. His First published article was for the now-defunct English language Buenos Aires daily. He then worked for the Jerusalem Post based in Israel from 2001-2005 covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also worked for USA Today before moving joining ABC News Radio in 2006. Gutman lived in the Middle East for nearly eight years, covering most major conflicts, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon, and filing dispatches nearly every country in the region.[7] He moved to Miami, Florida in for ABC News in 2008 and began appearing on various programs and platforms for the network including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Nightline and the network's magazine show 20/20. He has filed reports from over 40 countries for ABC News over the past decade. In 2014, he took over the hosting duties for Sea Rescue and hosted about 120 episodes of the show. In late 2016, while reporting on the collapsing health care system of Venezuela, he was detained for five days by police and intelligence services. [8]

His first book "The Boys in the Cave" was published in November 2018. It has been translated into six languages. [9]


  1. ^ "Matt Gutman biography". ABC News.
  2. ^ "The Boys in the Cave - Matt Gutman - Hardcover".
  3. ^ Matt Gutman. "Birthdate". Ben Sherwood. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Intelius. "Matthew A. Gutman". Intelius. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Staff(s). "Matt Gutman". ABC Medianet. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Wilson, Dennis. "Matt Gutman to Be Honored by National Football Group", Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, March 21, 1996. Accessed September 9, 2017. "Westfield's Matt Gutman will be honored by the Essex County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame at the annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet to be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. A senior at Newark Academy in Livingston, Gutman is the Minutemen's honoree for the Chapter's prestigious scholar-athlete awards which are presented to 28 outstanding players who excel not only on the gridiron but also in the academic classroom."
  7. ^ "Matt Gutman biography". ABC News.
  8. ^ Gutman, Matt. "Reporter's notebook: How a look inside Venezuela's crumbling health care system got me kicked out of the country". ABC NEws. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  9. ^ Harper Collins. "The Boys in the Cave - Matt Gutman - Hardcover". Harper Collins.

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