Matt Weyrich

Matt joined C-VILLE Weekly as a news reporter in June 2019. He's a graduate of James Madison University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of The Breeze for two years. Matt's full portfolio can be found at or on his LinkedIn page. You can contact him at

The Jefferson School has been a Charlottesville landmark since 1926, when it was one of only 10 African American high schools in Virginia. (Photo: Skyclad Aerial)

‘Shocked, humiliated:’ Jefferson School executive director sues tenant for defamation

The executive director of the Jefferson School Foundation is suing one of the building’s resident nonprofit partners for defamation, after the tenant accused her of conducting “unethical fundraising” in a previous job. Sue Friedman, a former Albemarle School Board chair, was hired in January to handle day-to-day operations of the historical Jefferson School City Center, […]