Bio: Rich Mattern
Occupation: North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication Information Specialist.
Family members: Wife Jody and daughters Jessie and Annie.
Background: UND Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, NDSU Masters degree in Communication. Spent most of career in broadcasting or print journalism. More than 13 years at KXJB-TV as reporter, assignment editor and assistant news director. Former president and board member of the North Dakota Associated Press Broadcaster's Association; numerous awards, such as best news story and investigative story, from the Associated Press and United Press International; recipient Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for Teaching and Service - North Dakota State University; former chairman Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments; former board member, Greater Fargo - Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, chairman, West Fargo Visitors Committee, West Fargo Exchange Club member.