Matthew O'Rourke joined the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as its communication officer in July 2019. Prior to Orthopaedics, he spent five and a half years at the Yale School of Management working in international communications, collaborating and coordinating communications efforts with 30 schools in 25 countries through the Global Network for Advanced Management. A journalist by training, he oversees all of the department's web and social media strategies.
Prior to Yale, O'Rourke worked as a reporter at the Waterbury Republican-American newspaper, covering two towns and developing an outdoors/environmental beat for six and a half years. While there, he was part of a team that won the national Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award, highlighting excellence in Freedom of Information Act requests and reporting. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe.
Education & Training
- BAUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst, Journalism (2007)