Matthew Glasser

Matthew Glasser

Communications Director, ASU Learning Transformation Studios

Matthew brings decades of media and communications experience to the ASU Learning Transformation Studios in his role as Communications Director. He is known for challenging the traditional notions of what news, communications, and media can and should be and promoting a more innovative, immersive, and inclusive approach to storytelling. Before coming to ASU, Matthew spent nearly a decade as a journalist and news leader at NBCUniversal, most recently as the Director of Storytelling and Managing Editor for NBC's national media network, NBCLX / LX News.

At NBCLX, he led a talented team of storytellers nationwide and oversaw all the network's pre-produced editorial content. His leadership contributed to NBCLX becoming a national model for journalism, focusing on authenticity, immersion, and inclusivity. 

Before helping launch NBLX, Matthew served as Executive Producer of Investigations & Enterprise at NBC Boston and New England Cable News, where he oversaw the investigative, consumer, health, climate, and features units. Prior to coming to Boston, Matthew held a similar role as the Executive Producer of Special Projects, Politics & Investigations for NBC Connecticut, where he supervised the station's investigative, consumer, and political reporting and managed NBC Connecticut's special projects. 

Mathew began his tenure at NBCUniversal as the health and medical producer for NBC Southern California and an investigative journalist in their award-winning I-Team unit.

During his career, Matthew has developed and managed the production of several award-winning nationally syndicated television programs and Sunday morning political/public affairs shows. He has been instrumental in creating new storytelling strategies and techniques that have helped reinvent broadcast journalism, visual persuasion, and content marketing.

Matthew's accolades include a national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, Regional Emmy Awards for Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting, and Health/Science Reporting, two Associated Press Television Radio Association Awards, five Golden Mike Awards, the Jane Pauley Media Award, among others.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Occidental College and his master's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys nature photography and hiking.