Matt Dixon

Senior Reporter

Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon came to POLITICO Florida in March 2014 after five years covering the Sunshine State’s government and political scene.

He served as Florida Times-Union’s bureau chief for four years. During his tenure, he was first to break the news of former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s resignation, reported the Florida Department of Transportation covering-up reports or bid rigging and collusion, and uncovered a quiet last-minute budget item that saved the tobacco industry hundreds-of-millions-of dollars. He also helped build Scripps Newspaper’s first ever Florida bureau.

Over his career, Dixon has been recognized for both his political and investigative work, most recently winning a 2015 Green Eyeshade Award for investigative reporting. He has also been awarded the Gene Miller Award of Investigative Reporting, and the Florida Press Club’s top government reporting award.

Dixon is a Wisconsin native and graduate of Marquette University. He has lived in Florida since 2008, where he came immediately after graduation to work for the Villages Daily Sun. He also covered city and state government for the Panama City News Herald before joining the Times-Union.

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