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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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    Bursting at the seams, Veterans Memorial Museum volunteers want to expand

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — “Everyday is Veterans Day inside here,” Veterans Memorial Museum founder Randy Withrow says. The museum, housed inside an old airplane hangar off Airport Road in Huntsville, is the state’s official Veterans Museum and the collection it contains is rivaled only by the Smithsonian. Thousands of items are housed inside the small building that is bursting at the seams. Volunteer Larry Bayer says they could easily double the space and still be packed. “We are shoehorned in here, […]

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    City council approves asbestos removal at former Holiday Inn downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The price tag the city of Huntsville is stuck with to cover the costs of demolishing the former Holiday Inn downtown just got more expensive. At its meeting Thursday night, the Huntsville City Council voted to pay contractors nearly  $230,000 to remove and safely dispose of asbestos found throughout the iconic building across from Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. The contract says asbestos was discovered in the ceiling, floor tiles, roof and exterior siding. The asbestos must […]

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    Huntsville Christmas parade saved thanks to local business partnership

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Santa Claus said he was worried.  This year Huntsville was not going to have a Christmas parade — that is, until the fine folks over at the Von Braun Center and Lite 96.9 stepped up and took over. Organizers said with only one month to get the parade ready there will be some changes from year’s past. The parade will be shorter, with entries limited to just 80. Registration—The deadline for online registration (entry form) is midnight […]

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    UPDATE: Incumbent Rep. Mo Brooks defeats Independent Mark Bray

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Unoffical results show  incumbent  (R) Rep. Mo Brooks will keep his 5th District Congressional seat, beating independent challenger Mark Bray Tuesday night. Former NASA engineer and Huntsville resident Mark Bray said you can count on seeing him on the ballot again. “The supporters have been great. If it wasn’t for grassroots support, I wouldn’t have even got in the race.  We’ve had a lot of blood, sweat and tears together,” Bray said. Rep. Brooks told supporters […]

  • UPDATE: Limestone County Community storm shelter still not ready

    ELKMONT, Alabama — Three years after FEMA approved grants for several community storm shelters in Limestone County, some of the buildings are not completed. One of the shelters, located in Elkmont, has walls and a roof, but the inside is not completed, leaving many in the area frustrated and wondering what is taking so long. WHNT News 19 took action to find our more about the process of opening the structures. It’s more complicated than one might believe. “They can […]

  • TAKING ACTION: What to do if you have damage from demolitions on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – As officials continue demolition missions, many Huntsville residents report hearing many booms much louder than typical explosions on the base. WHNT News 19 viewer Debby Rabuck emailed our newsroom after her antique plate was knocked off the shelf from the rattling Tuesday. “I thought you all do so many consumer orientated programs, maybe you would have an avenue to get something done,” Rabuck says. We Took Action and called Redstone officials about the problem. They say this […]

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    Cyber security experts warn Rocket City is top target for hackers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — How prepared is the Huntsville area in the event of a cyber attack? What happens if Redstone Arsenal and its many defense contractors become compromised? That’s what Cyber Huntsville says they worked to find out during the second Cyber Table Top Exercise this week. The two- day “table top” cyber exercise involved a simulation of possible cyber attacks. Cyber security expert Brent Romine  says the threat is real. “Most of it you don’t hear about and most […]

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    Arab woman killed in U.S. 231 crash Wednesday evening

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama State Troopers say an Arab woman is dead following a crash Wednesday night. According to troopers, 51-year-old Carrie Dix died in the crash. According to information from our news partners at AL.com/The Huntsville Times, no other injuries were reported in the crash.    

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    Athens school administrators defend their response to stabbing incident

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — City school superintendent Trey Holladay says he is proud of the way staff responded the stabbing incident inside the locker room at the Athens High School Field House Tuesday. Holladay said the high school was not placed on lock down following the stabbing because they did not want to spread fear and hysteria among the other students who were not impacted. Parents did not immediately receive any electronic alerts about the situation, and that is something Holladay […]

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    New pool facility is one step closer to reality in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Teamwork between Madison City Schools and the city of Madison means the designing  can begin for a new indoor pool and recreation campus after the city council approved the proposal Monday evening. The city now has 180 days to design, determine costs and approve funding for the pool that will be located on Celtic Drive on school district property. The agreement, which the school board approved earlier this month, does not commit either party to build the pool. The city […]

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    Madison City Council cries foul over projected cost increases on Hwy 72 project

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– Highway 72 through Madison will soon be expanded, the only question is who will be paying for the project and how much they will be asked to pitch in. During the Madison City Council meeting Monday evening, council members raised serious concerns over the projected costs the city is on the hook for covering under the Alabama Department of Transportation plan for Hwy 72. ALDOT will undertake a massive widening project from Providence Main Street to County Line Road in […]

  • UPDATE: Hazel Green 5-year-old involved in gas can explosion is off breathing tube at Cincinnati burn hospital

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Family friends report a 5-year-old boy is off a breathing tube and talking to nurses at a Cincinnati hospital  after suffering severe burns Monday in an explosion in Hazel Green. Justin Moore suffered burns to more than 60 percent of his body. The incident happened near Tennessee Valley Auto Salvage on Highway 231/431. Crews on the scene say the explosion happened in the back yard of a mobile home just behind the salvage lot.  A small gas […]


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