Bob Matorin

Immediately before his retirement, Bob was Professor of Communications at Middlesex Community College (Lowell and Bedford, Mass.). Prior to that he held positions as: Dean of Academic Affairs (Massachusetts Communications College), Dean (Northeast Broadcasting School – Boston), Media Technology Department Chair (Bunker Hill Community College), and Media Center Director (Northern Essex Community College). Earlier in his career, he served as a news editor at WEEI Radio, a staff reporter for The Boston Phoenix, and Non-Print Media Specialist with Urban Planning Aid’s Media Project.

Bob happily tells us in his own words: “The best thing about Northeastern University for me was the NU News, followed by the co-op program and the real-life experiences I encountered there. On co-op, I became a bureau chief in Durham and Somersworth, N.H., while still a student. After nine months on the job, I returned to classes and became editor-in-chief of the News. Among other things, I wrote an editorial calling for the legalization of marijuana that someone forwarded to the publisher of Foster’s Democrat, who informed my co-op advisor that I was no longer welcome at the paper. My subsequent co-op job at radio station WEEI helped set things straight.

“The best thing that ever happened to me was meeting and marrying Judi Beltis, and my proudest accomplishments are my son David, a video producer and artist living in Los Angeles and my daughter Julia, childcare extraordinaire, living in Allston, Mass. I’m also very much in love with my 2-year-old grandson, Malcolm, from Los Angeles, Calif.”

(Bob Matorin was a member of the Northeastern University class of 1971.)