K.J. Matthews is a veteran journalist who’s worked in the broadcast news business for nearly two decades. She started her career working as a reporter and producer for CBS, ABC, and FOX-TV affiliates nationwide. While criss-crossing the country she wrote, produced, and reported on the historic vice presidential debate, landmark court cases, post 9/11 safety, and many other milestone events.
Her most notable work was seen on CNN, where she covered the media and entertainment landscapes for a decade. Her TV, film, and music reports regularly appeared on CNN, CNN International, HLNtv, and CNN Digital networks on the following shows: AC 360, The Situation Room, New Day, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Erin Burnett OutFront, Larry King Live, the Nancy Grace Show, and Morning Express with Robin Meade. She was part of a team that won a Peabody Award. She was also one of the field producers of CNN’s award winning special, CNN Heroes: An All-star Tribute
K.J. has also worked for the Emmy Award-winning show, Extra. And most recently, she’s been an entertainment news contributor for BBC World Service Radio, BBC World News TV, and Germany’s DW English Network.
The Los Angeles native has a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA, and a Master’s Degree from New York University in Broadcast Journalism.
But, after nearly two decades covering broadcast news for local, national, and international media outlets, she decided to follow her heart and passion – travel. She became a digital publisher and founded The Traveler Confidential . The Eco-luxe travel website is for travelers seeking the very best and latest in resorts, cuisine, destinations, events, and travel resources. Besides informing, her overall mission with the travel website is to motivate and inspire more people to travel luxuriously albeit in an environmentally friendly way.