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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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    HEMSI first responders deal with “A bad day in Madison County” this Thanksgiving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — For first responders in Madison County, this Thanksgiving proved to be hard to find cheer. “We have had a bad day in Madison County,” Jim Barnette is a shift supervisor with HEMSI. “We have had several accidents involving some fatalities, just because it is a holiday, medical emergencies don’t stop,” he said. HEMSI responded to two fatal wrecks within hours of each other and Barnette says they worked other calls this Thanksgiving that makes it difficult for […]

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    Huntsville Times early edition goes on sale later than expected Wednesday evening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Thursday’s paper is traditionally available the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, but those looking to score an early edition of the paper had to wait just a few hours extra this year. Our news partners at The Huntsville Times and AL.com said the trucks with the early edition didn’t leave the press in Birmingham until 6:40 p.m., just 20 minutes before everyone expected the paper to be available. This stuff is like gold! #BlackFriday #coupons #newspaper @aldotcom pic.twitter.com/JUZyquK1r8 — […]

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    Police respond to shooting victim at Laurelwood Apartment Homes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police responded to a call of a shooting victim at Laurelwood Apartment Homes Wednesday evening. Police on the scene said one person had been shot and showed up at Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries. Police say the don’t have anyone currently in custody. Police are interviewing witnesses and going door to door to find more information. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene. We will update you on air, online, and on social media […]

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    Huntsville marchers stand in solidarity with Ferguson protesters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Dozens of protesters, outraged with the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri, took to the sidewalks  in downtown Huntsville Tuesday evening. The message “no justice, no peace” echoed off the downtown concrete and metal as frustrations boiled over and a new call for change and understanding emerged. “We will see change, we will see change precisely because we have come to a place where they realize it is the people, ourselves […]

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    UPDATE: President outlines executive action plan for immigration reform

    WASHINGTON (CNN/WHNT) — President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening.  The President’s plan includes changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans. According to the media release, the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. “Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to […]

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    Man dead following accidental fall from Aquadome in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)– A  man was killed Wednesday after falling through a skylight at the  Decatur Aquadome, according to police. It was around 4:30 p.m. when police say 35-year-old Bobby Ray McDuffee of Hanceville was doing roof work at the activity center. McDuffee fell approximately 25 feet, landing on the floor of the basketball courts. Police say he was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital by ambulance, where he died. The incident has been ruled an accident.

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    Free Dental Clinic will close its doors temporarily to move into new building

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Community Free Dental Clinic will be forced to close their doors next month at their office on Drake because renovations at a new office are not completed, leaving hundreds of people with nowhere to go, temporarily, for dental work. The non-profit began serving Madison County three years ago and has helped more than three thousand people to date, according to volunteers. “We opened this up on a wing and a prayer, if it would have not been for […]

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    Police: Pedestrian hit & killed on North Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are investigating a deadly wreck on North Memorial Parkway just north of Sparkman Drive. Police tell WHNT News 19 one person was killed after being hit by a vehicle in front of the Applebee’s restaurant. BREAKING: Police sources tell me this is a vehicle Vs. pedestrian crash 1 person dead – Northbound Memorial Parkway, north of Sparkman @whnt — Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) November 20, 2014 North Memorial Parkway was shut down while officers investigated the […]

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    Fugitive Finder Action Line: Help bring wanted individuals to justice

    WHNT News 19 is working with local law enforcement agencies to get wanted people off the streets. On Tuesday, we featured about 70 wanted individuals in our Fugitive Finder Action Line.  The men and women we featured have outstanding warrants for charges ranging from theft, burglary, fraud, drug possession and robbery. Others are wanted for sex crimes, kidnapping and murder. Law enforcement officers found about a dozen of the people during our Action Line, and are following up on many […]

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    RAW VIDEO: Police release surveillance video after Citgo robbery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Investigators need your help finding a man they say robbed the Citgo gas station at 3001 Johnson Road. The robbery happened on Nov. 13, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. Police say the unknown man used a gun and demanded cash shortly after this video cuts out. If you think you know this man, call HPD at 256-722-7100.  

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    Cold weather could cause more warning lights inside your vehicle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  You may notice a few more lights illuminated on your dashboard right now and you can thank the jarring drop in temperatures. Monday afternoon inside Eddie Posey Garage was a blur of activity with mechanics working on vehicles — many coming in with warning lights. “We can pretty much guarantee when we have a big drop in temperatures, it is going to be a busy day around here,” garage owner Bryan Crisp says. Crisp recommends you don’t ignore […]

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    Judge revokes bond for twin charged in sex abuse cases

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Brian Lucas, a man charged with sex abuse and sodomy, has been ordered back to jail as he awaits trial next year. He was out on bond and the judge placed him under strict instructions to not drink alcohol or be around children unsupervised. Lucas attended the wedding of one of his brothers earlier this month in Huntsville.  At the wedding, he admits he had a glass of champagne by mistake. A witness testified seeing him […]


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