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Matt Kugelman studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California and Columbia College in Chicago. Kugelman moved to New York to work in Michael Moore’s office a week after graduating to work as a research assistant during the production of Fahrenheit 9/11. He was quickly promoted after editing a series of comedic short videos for Moore's speaking tour that received standing ovations across the country!
Soon after, Kugelman started working as the editor and photographer of the CBS News on Logo Show. In addition to producing a new show every day, he travelled throughout North America and produced numerous half-hour specials.
In 2010, Kugelman started working at the CBS Evening News editing breaking news with tight deadlines. He was recruited by the CBS: This Morning Show in 2012, to work as an editor on longer format feature stories.
He wrote and directed his first film Hurricane Bianca, whichsold out theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and Amsterdam. The film found distribution through Wolfe Releasing and sold to iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon and Netflix! Kugelman is now developing a sequel to the film called Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate.