Matt Kadosh is the lead reporter and managing editor for TAPinto Westfield, a hyperlocal news website that covers Westfield, N.J. The Local Independent Online News Publishers, a national group, named TAPinto Westfield a finalist for Publisher of the Year in 2019.

TAPinto Westfield also earned nods in the categories of Investigative Report of the year for Matt’s reporting on a police widow’s fight to fund her cancer care and Best Breaking News Coverage for his reporting on the arrest of an armed man found on the grounds of an elementary school.

For his work in 2019, Matt was named the runner up in the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Barbara Reed Award for best grassroots journalism.

In giving the second-place award, the judges considered multiple stories including his coverage of a lawsuit claiming a New Jersey state trooper was texting moments before a crash that killed a Westfield teenager and a series of stories on local priest sex abuse.

In 2017, Matt contributed reporting from the City of Passaic for and The Record’s Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club award-winning coverage of the Dec. 31 Manhattan terrorist attack linked to a man living in North Jersey.

Matt’s other awards include the following:

Third place award from the New Jersey Press Association in the category of Interpretive Writing for the 2014 story “How much does a BOE seat cost these days?” which detailed campaign expenditures in Millburn’s hotly contested school board race.

Third place award from the New Jersey Press Association in Spot News photography for the April 2015 photo, “Burnt out Bus,” on of a firefighter inspecting a school bus that just went up in flames.

Third place award in the category of Special Subject Writing for the 2014 story, “Little Falls looks to convert volunteer EMS to paid service.”

Spearheaded the second place 2014 NJPA award-winning special section, “WP Centennial” detailing a history of Woodland Park, formerly called West Paterson, for the borough’s 100th anniversary.

Among the team of three journalists to win a second-place award in the New Jersey Press Association’s Education Writing category in 2014 for coverage of Millburn’s illegal student residency issues.

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