Matt Kiefer


Matt Kiefer is WBEZ’s data editor, helping to break down large and complex sets of information into stories that matter to Chicagoans.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Kiefer worked on an R&D team at The Washington Post, where he developed and supported products to automate public records requests and analyze large document collections for investigative projects.

He also reported on voting rights litigation leading up to the 2020 election and designed a tracker to monitor criminal filings from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Kiefer was a 2020 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where he prototyped tools to monitor civil and human rights.

He was also data editor of The Chicago Reporter.