Cardinal News hires Busse as a biz reporter

Matt Busse

Cardinal News, which covers Southwest Virginia, has hired Matt Busse as a business reporter.

Dwayne Yancey of Cardinal News writes, “Matt spent nearly 19 years at The News & Advance in Lynchburg, most recently as its managing editor. He began as a reporter covering business, local government and courts, and later served as the digital editor for multiple Virginia newsrooms. A Richmond native, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in mass communications. He lives in Lynchburg. You can reach him at

“He’ll be covering economic issues across Southwest and Southside, with particular attention on energy and the environment.

“We started in September 2021 with two full-time staff reporters. With Matt coming on board, we now have six, triple our original reporting staff. Our full staff now consists of 10 full-time employees plus a part-time copy editor.”

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