Matthew Bain joined Catena Media in 2022 and has served as PlayCA’s Content Manager since 2023. Before that, he spent six years as a sports reporter and then deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register, during which time he won nine statewide journalism awards, including the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Outstanding Young Iowa Journalists Award. As deputy sports editor, Matthew oversaw the Register’s recruiting coverage while also innovating the outlet’s high school sports coverage. Matthew graduated from San Diego State and grew up in California, but he’s somehow a Boston Celtics fan. Long story.
Matthew also led coverage of Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 in the California sports betting election battle for Catena Media.