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Matt Drange

Matt Drange

Business Reporter

Biography

Matt Drange is a reporter for Reveal, covering the business of guns. He previously reported on Silicon Valley and the intersection of technology and the environment. He won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists' Northern California chapter for his work on the Toxic Trail investigation, which exposed how mismanagement of Superfund cleanup sites often leads to substantially more harm than good. Prior to joining Reveal, Drange worked for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, where he wrote about malfeasance in state government and the influence of money in politics. Drange started his career covering police and courts for the Eureka Times-Standard in California. He earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and did his undergraduate work at Humboldt State University. Drange is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Guns

Unlikely group fought to keep concealed gun permit information public

A California lawmaker withdrew a bill that would have shielded the personal information of concealed carry permit holders after a gun rights group, the Calguns Foundation, pushed back, saying it needs the access to the data in order to monitor whether permits are issued legally and equitably.

Jul 22, 2015
Guns

Gun store owner vows creative response if forced to remove handgun ads

A Sacramento, California, federal judge denied Tracy Rifle and Pistol owner Michael Baryla’s request for a preliminary injunction so that he could continue advertising handguns on the outside of his store. But Baryla said he would find a way to cover up the ads until the case is decided.

Jul 20, 2015