Matt Blitz

Matt Blitz

Matt Blitz is a journalist based in Northern Virginia. He's reported for a number of regional outlets including DCist/WAMU, the Washington Post, ARLnow, FFXnow and Northern Virginia Magazine as well as national publications like Popular Mechanics and Smithsonian Magazine. He's a Fairfax County native and a Syracuse University graduate. You can often find him outdoors, spouting obscure baseball statistics and coming up with the best animal jokes.

Why some think going all in on a Fairfax County casino would be a bust 

By: - February 13, 2023

The dream of a Fairfax County casino may have gone bust before it even really got off the ground.  Last month, two Virginia lawmakers introduced identical bills that would have amended state law to allow a casino to be built in any locality that has a population of more than 1 million and operates under […]

Democrats again push to defelonize assaults on cops for people undergoing a mental health crisis 

By: - January 19, 2023

Renewed efforts are underway by Democrats to halt arrests of individuals who are accused of assaulting a police officer if they are in the midst of a mental health crisis. A new bill filed last week by Del. Jeff Bourne, D-Richmond, would end the practice of arresting and prosecuting an individual for assaulting a law […]