Matthew Chaney

Reporter/Print Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Matt Chaney is a digital content producer at WRIC/8News who studied journalism at VCU and received his undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in English. His writings have shown up in publications throughout Virginia, covering everything from politics to ecology to business to local breaking news and events. His pastimes include hiking and climbing and playing guitar.

Patient First no longer accepting new Anthem patients

By Matt Chaney Capital News Service RICHMOND - Virginia's largest provider of primary and urgent health care, Patient First, has stopped accepting new patients insured by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, citing Anthem's "reduction in the reimbursement rates paid." The change, which took effect Feb.

Mixed views about bills to increase alcohol sales

RICHMOND - Virginia restaurant owners have mixed perspectives on legislation that would allow their establishments to sell more alcoholic beverages. Two Republican lawmakers from Virginia Beach - Sen. Bill DeSteph and Del. Scott Taylor - have proposed changing the 20-year-old requirement that restaurants and caterers with liquor licenses limit their alcohol sales to 55 percent of their total revenue.

Business leaders support bill to boost international trade

Print this page By Matt Chaney | Capital News Service Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, along with business leaders from across Virginia, promoted a bill Tuesday afternoon that they say will make it easier for businesses in Richmond and elsewhere in the state to export goods internationally.

The Progress
Virginia Attorney General targets patent trolls

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring recently created a "Patent Troll Unit" to go after people who try to extort money by fraudulently claiming that someone has stolen their patent.

RVA Magazine
Local music production company developing 3D Sci-Fi action video game, 'The Center'

Posted by: Amy - Nov 24, 2015 When the guys at local production company Studio Daisho first got into the business of making music and sound effects for video games, they did it because they loved making music, they loved video games, and they liked the idea of working in an interactive platform where the music they produced wasn't just background noise, but an integral part of a person's gaming experience.
Virginia lawmakers to address 'student debt crisis'

RICHMOND, Va. - Two Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly said Monday they plan to sponsor legislation to address what they described as a "student debt crisis." Del. Marcus Simon and Sen. Janet Howell, both of Northern Virginia, said the state needs new laws to regulate student debt and let students refinance their loans under certain circumstances.

The Virginia Free Citizen
Thanks to Him, GOP Will Have an Open Primary - The Virginia Free Citizen

Matt Chaney | Capital News Service RICHMOND - Dr. Stephen Parson just wanted to vote in the presidential primary for the candidate he thought was right for him and the country. That candidate, he said, is Donald Trump. And that meant voting in Virginia's Republican primary.

Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/CNS) - With Super Tuesday less than a week away, more than 300 people attended a rally Wednesday night to hear former President Bill Clinton urge Virginians to choose his wife, Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic presidential nominee.

The Daily Progress
Legislative session begins with media being ousted from Senate floor

RICHMOND - The Virginia General Assembly opened Wednesday by squabbling briefly across party lines and courting a fight with the media. Curiously, the press tables located on the Senate floor as recently as Tuesday afternoon were no longer available for use by the media.

House passes 'Tebow Bill' to help home-schoolers

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/CNS) - For the third year in a row, the Virginia House of Delegates has passed a version of the "Tebow bill," opening the door for home-schooled students to participate in after-school sports and other activities sponsored by their local public schools.

Is the Appalachian Trail Getting Too Crowded?

When Richard Gehring began his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in April 2010, he did so with memories of hikes decades earlier, when the AT was relatively unknown. Back in the summer of 1976, he had set out on a southbound thru-hike, starting in Baxter State Park in Maine, hoping to make it to Springer Mountain in Georgia.