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Mary Mathis

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Chicago based audio & photo journalist.
Member since 2021


  • Chicago, IL
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Madison, WI


Mary is available for

I'm open to part-time contract production work, fact-checking, narrative script-writing, story-editing, and any new endeavors that need someone with fresh ideas, leadership capabilities, and an ambitious mindset.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Mary

I'm the creator and host of the independent podcast Parks: the Indigenous history of the colonization of National Park land in the U.S. I've worked as a producer and fact-checker for shows like American Prodigies and Kaiser Health News: American Diagnosis. I've also worked as an audio intern for USA TODAY. I also teach for the University of Chicago as a podcast instructor for highschool students.

As a fact-checker, I've worked on pieces for The Nation, EHRP and Outside Magazine. I run a google group called Fact Check Us, and attended M.I.T's KSJ Fact-checking workshop this year.

As a photographer, I freelance around the midwest for The Washington Post and The New York Times. I've also been a photo editor at Outside Magazine and NPR. 

See my work here.

Mary's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking


  • Zoom H5 recorder
  • Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun mic