Matthew V. Storin

Not to be confused with Mattie Storin.

Matthew V. Storin (born 1942, Massachusetts) was Editor of the Boston Globe from 1992-2001. He was succeeded by Martin Baron.



Storin began his journalism career at his hometown newspaper, the Daily News of Springfield, Mass. In 1965, he joined the Griffin-Larrabee News Bureau in Washington D.C., where he was a political reporter until he joined the Globe staff in 1969. Storin initially covered Congress and the White House for the Globe, and later served in a number of positions, including City editor. He served as Asian bureau chief from 1974–75, where his reportage included covering the last stages of the war in Vietnam and Cambodia. Storin left the Globe in 1985, following a dispute with then-Editor Michael Janeway.

During his hiatus from the Globe in 1985-1992, Storin worked at U.S. News and World Report, then became Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and later the Maine Times. In 1989, he joined the New York Daily News as managing editor. Storin returned to the Globe as Executive Editor in 1992, and became Editor in March 1993.

After his retirement from the Globe in 2001, Storin was a fellow at Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1] He subsequently served as associate vice president for news and information at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, where he has taught courses in journalism and ethics.[2] Having retired for one year, Storin was named Notre Dame's Chief Communications Executive on June 8, 2012.[3] He retired from Notre Dame in 2014 and lives in Camden, Maine.

Marriage and children

He is married to Keiko T. Storin, and has four adult children, including three from an earlier marriage. He named one Kenyatta, in honor of the African nation.[4]


During his time at the Boston Globe, one of Storin's colleagues was Michael Dobbs, a former British Politician. Dobbs went on to write House of Cards and subsequent political thrillers, which featured a character named after Storin, Mattie Storin.[5]


  1. "The 2002 Spring Shorenstein Fellows". Harvard Gazette. 2002-01-31.
  2. Payne, Helena (2002-04-19). "Storin Heads New Media Department". Observer.
  4. Dan Kennedy, Goodbye to All That , Boston Phoenix, July 19–26, 2001
  5. "Matt Storin in House of Cards? Yes and no. - Names - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
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