Matt Gutman is an ABC News Chief National Correspondent based in Los Angeles. He reports for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline." He has reported for ABC from 40 countries across the globe. Matt is also the Host of the Cutthroat Inc. Podcast.
In 2018 Matt followed every step of the treacherous mission staged to save twelve boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. He is the author of The Boys in the Cave, which recalls the dramatic story that captivated the world's attention for weeks.
A multi-award winning correspondent, Matt has covered the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Europe, the upheaval in Venezuela and countless domestic terror attacks.
Over the past half-decade Matt has been one of the most frequently used correspondents on "20/20." Matt's tireless reporting helped "20/20" win an Emmy for its documentary on the 2017 Las Vegas massacre and a Christopher Award for its reporting on the Thai cave rescue. Lately, Matt's been focused on the multitude of crime stories being prosecuted out of Orange County.
Previously based in Miami, he won awards for his coverage of the Trayvon Martin Shooting and the BP Oil spill.
Before joining ABC News in 2008 where he started at ABC News Radio, Matt was a Jerusalem-based reporter for seven years, covering every major conflict in the Middle East.
Matt is married and a father of two. He is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts.
On this episode, Matt shares his one way ticket to the day after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. He also talks about covering the mission to save the twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand in 2018, the life of a journalist and the unique time in which we find ourselves living in today.
Matt is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.
Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.