Matti Gellman is a Food Reporter for The Baltimore Banner. Originally from New York, she was raised by parents who expressed love through food. She joined the Banner in October 2023, intent on being a watchdog for residents looking to access safe, quality food across Baltimore. She has a special interest in reporting on the area's growing food deserts and barriers to food security. Her work can be seen in ProPublica, the Kansas City Star and Crain Communication's Modern Healthcare. In 2023 she was awarded with the Society of Professional Journalists' 2022 New America Award for her coverage of refugee communities in Missouri.