Matthew Kish, a longtime business reporter at the Portland Business Journal, has been hired by Business Insider to cover the sportswear industry.
He will remain based in Portland.
“It’s been the highest professional honor to be part of the @PDXBIZJournal,” he wrote on Twitter. “ The newsroom is filled with editors and reporters who care deeply about the community and journalism.”
He has been at the Business Journal for 15 years, covering sportswear, banking and general assignment news for this weekly business newspaper published by American City Business Journals. His coverage of Nike has garnered national attention.
The winner of seven SABEW awards, his investigation about Oregon’s emergence as a hotbed for shell company abuse prompted the secretary of state to develop legislation to address the problem.
He has reported for the Indianapolis Business Journal and The Arizona Republic, among others. He has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and received the 2015 Bruce Baer Award, which honors Oregon’s top journalist in a given year.
He graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Dominican College, earned a master’s degree from Reed College, and teaches news writing and reporting at the University of Portland. He has also been a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University.