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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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Recent Articles
  • Huntsville Center For Technology will close, programs moved to other campuses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Big changes coming to the programs housed at the current  Huntsville Center for Technology. Huntsville City Schools officials confirm the center will be closed in the coming years when two new high schools are completed being built. Susan Moon is the career academy coordinator for the district. She says work is already underway to move  the 17 technical programs available at the HCT and spread them throughout the system’s high school campuses rather than at the […]

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    Solar switch may save you green but there are questions you should be asking first

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the hottest months still ahead of us, many people may be dreading high cost energy bills and looking to alternative energy options. If you think solar power is an option there are some questions you should be asking before you go ahead and purchase that pricey option for your home or business. “You need to make sure the person installing your panels are certified,” said Chris Shearburn, owner of Southern Solar Systems, a Huntsville company that has been […]

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    Huntsville Police investigating Davidson Street stabbing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A front yard fight between two men turned into a knife fight Friday evening on Davidson Street. Huntsville Police investigators on the scene say the men started fighting then one of them pulled a knife. Both men were stabbed and taken to Huntsville Hospital. ALERT: 2 men stabbed in front yard fight on Davidson St. In #Huntsville police investigating scene now. @whnt http://t.co/IYMMVxSWPr— Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) June 21, 2014 The investigation into the incident continues and […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Citizen complains county courthouse is not up to par

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A crumbling courthouse. Complaints are mounting about the current state of the Madison County Courthouse. And we have learned the problems are well-known by county administrators. Huntsville resident Janice Wynn was recently summoned to serve on jury duty. She says the experience was unpleasant because of the conditions inside the courthouse. “There aren’t  women’s restrooms on the jury holding room floor, and the room is not big enough for all the people who they called to […]

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    One person injured at shooting at home on Irondale Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are investigating a shooting that left one victim injured Thursday afternoon. Huntsville Police investigators say one person was shot at a house on Irondale Drive, near Pulaski Pike following a shoot out between two men. The victim was taken to the hospital.  Police were still looking for the shooter.

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    Update: Victims identified in deadly plane crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We now know the identities of the three people killed in a plane crash Wednesday afternoon at Huntsville International Airport. Madison County Deputy Coroner David Young identifies the victims as follows: William Christopher II, 57 of Center Point Robin Gary Smith, 60 of Yukon, Oklahoma Kenneth Lynn Rousseau, 67 of Harpersville Robin Smith was a retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol lieutenant, according to a release from their office. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Westwind II […]

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    RAW AUDIO: Air traffic controllers and emergency crews respond to crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Moments before a plane with three people on board crashed and burned Wednesday, emergency crews had just cleared another emergency call at the airport. WHNT News 19 obtained the tower audio traffic from Wednesday which reveals airport emergency crews had radioed back clear to the tower one minute before reports of the fiery crash started flooding the tower.   In the audio you can hear airport workers frantically reporting, “Airfield is closed.  Airfield is closed.  We […]

  • Homeless Advocate: Problem not solved it has just moved

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Right now dozens of homeless people are camping out under bridges, on private property and in the woods around our city. This is the result of Tent City, the homeless camp under I-565, officially being shut down Monday. The state Department of Transportation ordered the closure last year. The deadline was pushed back several times. Tent City  served as a place for Huntsville homeless for more than 20 years, so the department of transportation’s order to shut […]

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    93-year-old WWII veteran will lead Flag Day pledge Saturday in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Flag Day services at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville Saturday will begin with a very special moment. 93-year-old WWII veteran Bob Jones will lead the pledge of allegiance. The Huntsville Elks Lodge will host the ceremony beginning at 11:00 AM Saturday at the memorial. Jones flew B17’s  with the first squadron stationed in England  and Jones flew missions over Africa. Everyone is encouraged to display Old Glory and take part in honoring the symbol […]

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    Police add body cameras in Arab

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) —  Big brother is now attached to the bullet proof vests police officers wear in Arab. High quality HD video and audio recording will now be just business as usual if you are dealing with a patrol officer from the department after local businesses donated more than $2,000 to purchase the new “body cameras” for the force. “This will help us do our jobs better and take the guessing game out of what may have or not […]

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    National Weather Service confirms tornado struck Scottsboro on Tuesday

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) —  National Weather Service scientists confirms damage left in the wake of a fast-moving storm that hit Jackson County Tuesday afternoon just before 2:00 p.m., was caused by a tornado. There were no tornado watches or warnings issued for the storm because forecasters say it developed in between radar scans and happened so quickly they did not have time to issue the alerts. No injuries were reported with this storm but at least two mobile homes in […]

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    UPDATE: Mobile homes damaged, trees down in Jackson County (Pictures)

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – A number of trees were knocked down in Tuesday’s line of storms as they moved through Jackson County. Two mobile homes were blown off foundations along Highway 35, south of Scottsboro, according to the Jackson County EMA.   This happened about 2:30 p.m. at K&K Trailer Park.  No one was injured, fortunately. Elsewhere, Hollywood’s fire chief says there are several trees across various roads, and crews are working their way through to see if anyone is […]