Lori Matta-Rhode

Lori Matta-Rhode



My parents were born and raised in Pittsburgh. My husband and his family all were born and raised in Pittsburgh. Most of my friends are from Pittsburgh. Is it any wonder that I am a voracious Steelers and Penguins fan? I BLEED black and gold!

On the college front, I follow Ohio State and Pitt (of course). Pretty gutzy considering I live behind enemy lines: the heart of Nittany Lion country!

I enjoy sports immensely, but my journalism background is in news. For 16 years and for two newspapers, I edited stories about murders, drugs, robberies, and the like. I've probably proofread thousands of obituaries in my career. Pretty depressing stuff!

When I lost my job in April, I decided I needed a change, something out of my comfort zone. So I'm trying my hand at sports journalism.

I want to bring a little more female perspective to a clearly male-dominated arena. Chicks are sports fans, too!

Bear with me as I embark on my newest adventure ...

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  • Ric Roberts posted 2814 days ago

    Ric Roberts

    Thanks for the edit and the feedback. Much appreciated!

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2816 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    Thanks for the edit.

  • Jack Anderson posted 2816 days ago

    Jack Anderson

    Thanks for the edits!

  • Bob Warja posted 2817 days ago

    Bob Warja

    Lori, at least your Pirates have won a Series in our lifetime (or at least my lifetime)!!! Thanks for the edits.

  • Todd Kaufmann posted 2817 days ago

    Todd Kaufmann

    Thanks for the edit and feedback Lori, much appreciated

  • Leslie Monteiro posted 2818 days ago

    Leslie Monteiro

    Well done on my column. Glad you liked it, Lori.

  • Michael Akelson posted 2819 days ago

    Michael Akelson

    Thanks for the edit.

  • Mark Ritter posted 2820 days ago

    Mark Ritter

    Sorry, forgot, thanks for the edit!

  • Mark Ritter posted 2820 days ago

    Mark Ritter

    Hahaha...Well, it was a good match from the Leafs, especially when they were playing for the second time in less than 24 hours. Shocked the Pens didn't thrash them, my Leafs look like a real NHL team these days. Good luck to the Pens!

  • Jeff Little posted 2820 days ago

    Jeff Little

    Thanks for the edits Lori.