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Matt is a Colorado native but is now addicted to the southern sunshine, sweet tea, and fried chicken!

Matt grew up in a small town tucked away in a high Rocky Mountain valley with a ski area out his back door.

Matt comes to WHNT from the CBS affiliate in Grand Junction, CO. He has worked in newspaper, radio and television since he was 16 years old when he got his first reporting job.

Matt is an Emmy award winning journalist who enjoys getting to tell stories that get people thinking.

He graduated from Colorado Mesa University on the Western Slope of Colorado with a degree in Mass Communications.

When not chasing down the news, Matt can be found wondering the halls at Lowe Mill or hiking on Monte Sano with his puppy #Noah (yes the # is part of Noah's name)

If you have a story that needs to be told or you just want to say hey, email Matt! Matt.Kroschel@whnt.com

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    National Guard headed home after winter storm response missions

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — More than 200 Alabama National Guardsmen deployed in north Alabama Wednesday evening are being sent home following missions along I-65 and I-59. Governor Robert Bentley issued a State of Emergency deceleration for Wednesday’s record-breaking winter weather storm, prompting state Emergency Management officials to activate the guard. The National Guard patrolled interstates and other state highways assisting drivers stuck in the snow and ice. Heavy duty military trucks and Humvees loaded with gear to help get […]

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    Drivers who don’t obey closed road signs will face tickets by police

    HUNTSVILLE, Al. (WHNT) — A potentially record-breaking snow storm for this time of the year will most likely force road crews to block some roads in north Alabama until they can be cleared. Drivers who decide to go around those barricades and travel on closed, icy roads could face tickets and fines from police. Huntsville Police officers report during last Friday’s winter storm, dozens of people went around barricades on local roads and many of them ended up getting stuck and needing […]

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    UPDATE: Traffic on Interstate 65 brought to a standstill in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is backed up for miles both directions on Interstate 65 because of multiple wrecks. The snow and ice has caused the cleanup of the wrecks to take longer than usual.  State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say traffic is being diverted on the shoulder of the road, but it is taking a long time to clear the area. VIDEO: This is the crash blocking S #I65 south of #Brownsferry exit, semi truck involved. […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Board of Education passes proposed consent order

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After a lengthy meeting, the Huntsville Board of Education voted to approve the school system’s Proposed Consent Order in the school rezoning case. During the four hour special meeting, the board asked attorney J.R. Brooks questions about how the order will effect district operations. The vote was unanimous. The order centers around rezoning the district to increase diversity at each school. Brooks points out that there is a clear divide between the majority black north and […]

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    Utility providers ask you to conserve energy during cold weather

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – With cold temperatures arriving and expected to stay until the weekend, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are working to keep your lights and heat on. Most importantly, the companies ask that you conserve power where possible.  All consumers – residential, commercial and industrial customers  ̶   are being asked to join in, especially during the coldest period from Wednesday night through noon on Friday. “As we have done through the last several rounds of cold […]

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    UPDATE: Mullins Restaurant doors closed, staff sent home unexpectedly

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– When employees arrived at Mullins for the morning shift Tuesday restaurant operator Nesha Sine sent them home and locked the doors on the historic Huntsville gathering spot. The restaurant operation and the building itself are managed by separate owners. According to building owners this closing came as a shock to them as well. “The new owners of the property are unable to comment at what the future of the property is,” building owner Bill Johnston III said. “This was all […]

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    Falling ice smashes through I-65 driver’s windshield

    GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT)– A family traveling home to Florida Monday afternoon had a close call after a sheet of falling ice from a passing 18-wheeler, smashed through their windshield. Sara Vazquez and her daughters were driving south on I-65 about20 miles from the Alabama border when the ice hit them. “We were just kinda in shock and covered with glass,” Vazquez told WHNT News 19. Luckily everyone in the car was ok and the car was a rental with […]

  • WATCH: Smash and grab burglar caught on camera

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Small business owners are on high alert in the Rocket City after a series of smash and grab burglaries. The latest victim is Granville’s BBQ on Oakwood Avenue. “This is a big strain on a small business, we lost the money and the resource costs to replace the door and locks,” Granville Bruar says. Granville tells WHNT News 19 there have been nearly ten separate smash and grab burglaries with similar MO’s to what happened to his […]

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    Local group, AshaKiran, to hold cultural training workshops with Madison Police soon

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – AshaKiran, a local community organization that works to promote harmony between different cultures, issued a statement Thursday on the recent incident involving Madison Police and an unarmed Indian man. “AshaKiran is saddened to hear about the recent unfortunate event that occurred last week in Madison concerning a 57-year-old Indian citizen simply walking on the sidewalk in the neighborhood where his son lived and, when police were called to investigate a suspicious individual, resulted with the […]

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    Huntsville Firefighters want pay to be equal of their police counterparts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Firefighters in the Rocket City are asking for a pay raise. During the Huntsville City Council meeting tonight, the pay increase request is expected to be discussed. About 350 men and women on the front lines of fire safety in the Rocket City — firefighters, fire truck drivers, fire captains and district fire chiefs – make less money than their Huntsville police counterparts. Our news partners at AL.com report during a city council work session last week, Huntsville […]


    UPDATE: 1 shot, killed after car hits house on Melody Circle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say a 35-year-old woman  was shot and killed during a fight on Melody Circle Wednesday evening. Police say the victim got into a car and attempted to get away following the shooting but crashed the car into a home. A family member told our crew on the scene that a woman was killed. No one inside the home was injured. Police say they have several people detained and are questioning them for more information […]

  • Eric Hall, a former HEMSI employee, is charged with arson, burglary and breaking and entering.  He was booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail on $65,000 bond. (Photo: Madison County Metro Jail)

    UPDATE: Former HEMSI employee accused of burning ambulance station, may be linked to other crimes elsewhere

    MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT)–  A former HEMSI employee is accused of arson after fire destroyed a HEMSI ambulance station. It happened over the weekend, on Saturday morning. The facility was used for ambulance response to the Harvest and Monrovia areas. Tuesday afternoon, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they have made an arrest in the case. Eric Hall is accused of burglary in the third degree, two counts of unlawful breaking and entering into a vehicle, and arson in the second degree. HEMSI employees […]


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