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

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

Matt is an Emmy award winning journalist who has covered the big stories and has appeared on national TV. He graduated from Colorado Mesa University on the Western Slope of Colorado with a degree in Mass Communications.

Matt is eager to continue meeting the wonderful people here in the Tennessee Valley.

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    Rocket City teacher accused of helping student change answers on test files appeal to suspension

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary teacher accused of helping a student change answers on a standardized test this past spring wants a judge to step in and keep her in the classroom despite the school board voting to suspend her for 15 days. Eleanor Burks, a longtime fourth-grade teacher at MLK, had testified in front of the school board last week, but the board upheld her suspension. The school board suspended Burks for 15 days following a hearing […]

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    Big Spring Park featured in Christian music video shoot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Big Spring Park was transformed into a major Christian music video shoot Thursday night, but the preparation started months ago to make a local man’s dream become reality. OBB – short for Oswald Brothers Band – a hot acts in the Christian music scene, chose the Rocket City as set to shoot their upcoming single, “That Kind of Faith,” but it is the Huntsville native turned movie director responsible for putting Huntsville on the music video map. Video producer and […]

  • Amy Bishop Anderson files Rule 32 challenge to conviction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The woman convicted of capital murder in the February 2010 shooting deaths of three UAH professors has filed a challenge to her conviction and following appeals. Amy Bishop Anderson pleaded guilty to capital murder in September 2012. Despite the guilty plea, later that month Bishop Anderson still had to stand trial, because Alabama law requires the state to prove its case in any capital murder situation. After less than 30 minutes of deliberations Monday, a jury found Bishop  Anderson guilty of […]

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    ‘Urban heat island’ keeps Huntsville overnight temperatures warmer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — As Tuesday night temperatures dip close to record lows across the Tennessee Valley, downtown Huntsville will remain a little hotter, thanks to a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island effect. WHNT News 19 hit the road in Storm Hunter 19 Tuesday evening to measure the temperature difference from downtown Huntsville to areas in rural Madison County. Here are some fun facts about the effect, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. What Is an Urban Heat […]

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    UPDATE: Village of Providence HOA board responds to claims of misuse of funds

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Village of Providence HOA board members are defending their actions and facing some recent rumors head-on following several complaints made by a resident upset with the HOA’s response to her concerns.  (watch resident claims below) “My biggest concern is that it maintains its attractiveness, that it reflects the wonderful community of which it is,” Village of Providence resident Angela Sommerset stressed. “I want to make sure that I have kept my property as immaculate as I can.” Sommerset told […]

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    Expert: Barrow child sex assault case has similarities to Jerry Sandusky situation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) – The child sexual abuse case against a former Guntersville volunteer soccer coach has a lot of similarities to another recent high-profile case, that of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. According to the executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, it is common for accused child sexual predators to work or volunteer in places that place them in close proximity to children. David Barrow now faces charges in Madison and Marshall counties includes […]

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    Clock ticking for owners to remove Kildare Mansion fence, city not backing down

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The owners of one of Huntsville’s most iconic historic buildings continue to plead with city council members to restart negotiations over their fence that must be moved by September 8th. Thursday evening during the Huntsville City Council regular meeting the owners of the Queen Anne castle-style architecture of the former McCormick Estate on Kildare Street, also known as Kildare Mansion in north Huntsville asked for more time to come to an agreement. But Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle […]

  • NEW DETAILS: Man charged in stepfather’s 2009 Madison County murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says Clarence Fearn has been arrested and charged in connection with the 2009 murder of his stepfather, George Woodard, Jr. Fearn was arrested Tuesday, according to Sgt. Brian Chaffin.  Investigators discussed the arrest with Woodard’s family earlier this week, and they expressed relief at the news. Sgt. Chaffin did not discuss the specifics of the case.  He said the case isn’t closed — they are still talking with people and added […]

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    Guntersville soccer coach re-arrested on child sex assault charges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville Police investigators have re-arrested a Guntersville soccer coach on additional child sex charges. David Barrow is charged with 1 count of sodomy, human trafficking and sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old. According to investigators, Barrow was re-arrested Wednesday as a result of their ongoing investigation from earlier this year. Police say they have uncovered another incident involving one of the same victims from his previous arrest. Barrow has been booked back into the Madison […]

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    Superintendent-elect Massey will continue teaching until taking over new job

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)– Matt Massey confirmed Tuesday he will head back into the classroom as a teacher until taking over his new job as superintendent in January. Massey was elected in a landslide primary runoff earlier this month. He will be the youngest superintendent ever to hold the office in the district. “Just going to try to use this time to familiarize myself with the inner workings and to be prepared as possible before January first,” Massey said Tuesday […]

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    Councilman Kling’s town hall meetings tradition continues on after more than two decades

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– It’s actually a very simple idea. Bring city hall to the people. Huntsville City Councilman from District Four Bill Kling has been hosting town halls for more than 20 years, and every meeting brings surprises. Once a month, meeting room A inside the Huntsville library is occupied. “It is just the fact I am here for those who have a problem, they want to sit down away from city hall and it is very informal,” Bill Kling says. […]

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    What does the last photo you snapped on your phone say about you?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The man behind a unique video essay project shot in Alabama is asking perfect strangers what their last photo on their phone is and why they snapped it. Self-described “interactive artist & filmmaker” Ivan Cash has worked on an online “Last Photo Project” for months, but he just released a new video asking strangers on the streets of Alabama the simple question. “I believe that talking to strangers can change the world but nothing would make me happier […]