Matt Schudel

Washington, D.C.

Obituary writer

Education: University of Nebraska, (A.B., English); University of Virginia (M.A., English)

Matt Schudel has been an obituary writer at The Washington Post since 2004. He previously worked for publications in Washington, New York, North Carolina and Florida. In addition to writing obituaries, he has been a feature writer, magazine writer, jazz critic and art critic. He is the co-author, with photographer Flip Schulke, of a photo-biography of Muhammad Ali's years in Miami.
Latest from Matt Schudel

Larry Woiwode, author of acclaimed 1970s novel, dies at 80

His 1975 novel, "Beyond the Bedroom Wall," was considered among the best of its time.

May 16, 2022

Richard C. Wald, TV news executive at NBC and ABC, dies at 92

As a vice president at ABC, he helped create "Nightline" and gave the show its name.

May 14, 2022

John Leo, conservative columnist for U.S. News, dies at 86

He poked fun at liberal pieties and what he called America's "cultural breakdown."

May 13, 2022

Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Fame center, dies at 73

He was a college star at St. Bonaventure before being the first draft pick, by the Detroit Pistons, in the 1970 NBA draft.

May 11, 2022

Peter Moore, designer of first Air Jordan sneaker, dies at 78

As creative director of Nike and Adidas, he was influential in shoe design and the athletic wear business.

May 7, 2022

Ron Galella, paparazzi photographer of celebrities, dies at 91

Known as one of the brashest paparazzi photographers, he was punched by Marlon Brando and sued by Jackie Onassis.

May 5, 2022

Jon Reynolds, Vietnam POW for more than seven years, dies at 84

The Air Force pilot was shot down in 1965 and held prisoner in North Vietnam until 1973.

May 3, 2022

Naomi Judd, Grammy-winning country music star, dies at 76

She sold millions of recordings with her daughter Wynonna and also wrote books chronicling her personal struggles.

April 30, 2022

Jim Hartz, ‘Today’ show host and Channel 4 anchor, dies at 82

He was "Today" co-anchor with Barbara Walters, anchored newscasts in New York and D.C. and later hosted a PBS science program.

April 23, 2022

Mwai Kibaki, third president of Kenya, dies at 90

After forming a new political party, he was elected in 2002, but his presidency was marred by corruption and violence.

April 22, 2022