Matt Wald Former New York Times reporter heads to nuclear group 

Source: Hannah Northey, E&E reporter • Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015

Former New York Times reporter Matthew Wald is joining the Nuclear Energy Institute next month to serve as senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning.

He is scheduled to start April 13.

Wald said in an email that he took a buyout from the Times in December when the paper was offering incentives for long-time employees and he became eligible for a full retirement.

He had been a reporter at the paper since 1977, and has covered the nuclear industry extensively.

Wald was part of a team whose coverage of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan was named as a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

He has also toured more than two dozen power reactors and research reactors, as well as the now-abandoned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, according to the newspaper’s website.

His previous assignments at the Times included stints in Hartford, Conn., and Boston.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Brown University and a certificate in auto mechanics from the Providence Vocational Technical Facility.