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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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    Vandals target north Alabama library restrooms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Employees at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are fed up with vandals hitting the main branch location bathrooms. The soap dispensers inside the men’s restrooms have been vandalized countless times, and now the soap has been removed from inside the bathroom, signs have gone up and patrons now must go to the front desk to get hand sanitizer. “This is more than just a nuisance, this is hurting our budget,” communications director Ann Marie Martin says. […]

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    Imagine Huntsville Website Generating “Great” Ideas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Imagine Huntsville website continues to see big interest since it’s launch, drawing at least 277 ideas from users as of mid-August. The ideas cover everything from transportation to greenway expansion to downtown revitalization. The top idea, with the most votes, is currently a suggestion to expand Amtrack service. A suggestion for a downtown movie theatre is leading the “hot” list of trending ideas. Mayor Tommy Battle was ecstatic with the early response from users when the city’s Imagine Huntsville website first […]

  • Cause of deadly wreck still unknown; family members demand information

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly ten months has passed since two young men were killed when another car smashed into them head-on along Martin Road. Now the families are demanding some answers from investigators in charge of the case. Dezmond Dennis, 20, was a passenger in a car driven by his friend, Andres Gentry, 22 when the two were hit by another car in the early morning hours of October 25, 2013. Amy Dennis raised Dezmond as a single parent […]

  • UPDATE: Vote fails in hotly-debated Lincoln County charter rule

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Lincoln County home rule charter vote has failed Thursday evening by a big margin, voters signaling they do not want to do away with the current form of government there. Voter turnout was about 33 percent for the primary election. We caught up with 8th precinct voters in the county as a line formed at the community center polling place early in the day, voting officials say the results Thursday night are unofficial. If you recall, […]

  • Russian criminals steal 1 billion passwords in massive data theft

    MADISON (WHNT/CNNMoney) — Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which cited research from Milwaukee-based Hold Security. The firm didn’t reveal the identities of the targeted websites, citing nondisclosure agreements and a desire to prevent existing vulnerabilities from being more widely exploited. Tennessee Valley cyber security experts […]

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    Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson died Tuesday.   Friends and coworkers described Simpson as a “bulldog in the courtroom, but also a true gentleman.” Simpson, 78, died after a long illness. Simpson served as DA from 1969 to 1981.  After leaving the DA’s office, Simpson wrote several books, including the “Sins of Madison County.”   The book focused on lynchings that were carried out in the county. Simpson’s funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitesburg […]

  • Falkville residents rally to provide school supplies for every elementary student

    FALKVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — School starts Thursday for students in Falkville, but this year parents and teachers do not need to buy school supplies. Thanks to local churches and other community organizations efforts, the entire elementary school is stocked up and ready for the year. Monday evening during a back to school open house, the standing room only crowd cheered as Falkville Elementary School Principal Shane Bryan told them the news. “This is a huge blessing and I am so […]

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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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