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I'm Matt Keyser, a narrative, non-fiction writer with a passion for uncovering the extraordinary within the doledrums of ordinary life. In crafting deeply immersive narratives, I hope to shed light on the intricacies of the human condition and the world in which we live.


Throughout my 17-year career, I’ve focused on storytelling that spans from investigations, enterprise, and profiles that captivate readers. A former editor once described my stories as, “(searching) wide for all groups affected by the issues at the heart of any news story he pursues, and he obtains illuminating comments from those people, who act as magnets for readership and viewership. He's truly a remarkable reporter.”


My work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, CNN, The FIFTY Most Interesting Athletes, and appeared in newspapers and TV stations across the country. 

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Story Clips

The FIFTY Most Interesting Athletes

Michael Wardian: How Forrest Gump Inspired One Man's Run Across America

Steven Holtz: How Eating His Share of 'Shit Sandwiches' Led to an Iconic Sports Moment

Dee Caffari: One Woman's Journey Sailing Across the World

Adeline Gray: An All-Time Great Wrestler's Chase for a New Title: Mom

Mark Appel: Baseball's Biggest Bust Seeks to Find His True Self

Chris Nikic: How One Man is Redefining what Neurodivergent Athletes are Capable Of

Investigations / Enterprise

On Travis Scott's Utopia Mountain, a Night of Release Turns Deadly

The Wrongful Conviction of Lydell Grant

The Murder Case of Sandra Melgar, And the Questions That Remain

TRANSPARENCY: The Rushed Rollout of the Houston Police Department's Body Camera Program

Silent Cries: One year. 12 Dead Children. Could More Have Been Done to Save them?

Remembering Santa Fe: One Year After a School Shooting

A mother went missing nearly 5 years ago and was never heard from again. Where is Danielle Sleeper?

Forgotten Children: Why Do Adults Keep Forgetting Kids in Hot Cars

An unfair fight: Public defenders nationwide battle system with fewer resources, burdensome caseload


Made in America: How Mattress Mack Became Houston's Hometown Hero

He's 90, She's 71, and Hurricane Harvey Destroyed Everything They Own

When the Floodwaters Recede


TV: Watch me bob my head like a chicken on live TV

TV: The Murder Case of Sandra Melgar

TV: Who Is The Gas Can Man?

Podcast: Missing Pieces: The Murder Case of Sandra Melgar

Podcast: Selena: A Star Dies in Texas

Podcast: Santa Fe: Life After the Shooting

Podcast: Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

Get In Touch

I'm available for work on a per-story or per-project basis.


My rates are:

Per story: $1 per word

Per daily project: $500 per day

Ongoing projects: Email me to discuss

Ghostwriting: Email me to discuss

My direct email: bymattkeyser[at]gmail[dot]com.


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