Matthias G. Bernold is an award winning Austrian journalist and book author.

After ten years of being a staff reporter for various publications, he currently works as an independent author in Vienna, mostly covering urban development, environmental issues and transportation.

Over the last five years, Matthias Bernold has built a reputation as a cycling journalist. Since 2013 he has been the editor of the Austrian cycling magazine DRAHTESEL.

Since 2012, he has been working as a reporter and blogger for the daily newspaper “Wiener Zeitung”.

In January 2012 he published his first book “Revolution 3.0” with the Swiss publishing house Xanthippe.

From August to November 2008, Bernold traveled across the United States covering the US-elections for a variety of Austrian and German publications, such as Wiener Zeitung, Falter and Welt.

In May 2008, he graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

Before joining Columbia in 2007, Bernold was a staff reporter for the Austrian weekly Falter and before that for the Austrian daily newspaper Wiener Zeitung. He covered the infamous Natascha Kampusch-case, and he contributed stories to the German magazine Stern. In summer 2006, when the war in Lebanon started, he was sent to Israel and West Jordan.

In 2007, Bernold was awarded the Graf und Graefin Arco Fellowship which is granted to Columbia students who demonstrate extraordinary promise. In 2005, he won the Journalistenpreis des Juridisch Politischen Lesevereins. In the same year, being a fellow of the World Press Institute, Bernold traveled the United States for four month.

Born in Vienna, Austria, on Jan. 29, 1975, Bernold graduated from the University of Vienna in 2001 with a degree in law. He is also an accomplished press photographer and has studied photojournalism at the University of Hawaii .