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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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    Christmas Day dog attack turns neighbors against each other

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) — The final straw. On Christmas Day, a 10 pound Yorkie named Mickey was attacked on the front yard of her owner’s home in the Hazelwood Subdivision in Madison County. The vicious attack left Mickey with dozens of stitches from bite wounds, and possible internal bleeding. So far, her owners have paid more than $1,000 in vet bills and she is not out of the woods yet. Patricia McNeese says the attack is not the first […]

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    Tinsel Trail memorial tree shines brighter with smile power

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)–  Among the hundreds of brightly lit Christmas trees in Big Spring Park, some shine brighter than the rest. Topping the tree an angle with a photo of a toddler who won’t be celebrating the holidays with his parents. Caden Alexander Moriarty was three years old when he tragically drowned in a backyard pool. For his family, Christmas and other normally joyous times of the year are not the same anymore.  “It is still always going to be kind […]

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    Bah humbug! Xbox Live, PlayStation Network offline on Christmas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (CBS) — In a sour Christmas surprise for gamers eager to play with their new Xboxes or PlayStations, Microsoft and Sony’s online services were down Thursday. Players were unable to sign into Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas day. For hours on Thursday, the support sites listed the services as “limited” and “offline,” respectively. Both Microsoft and Sony acknowledged the issues on Twitter, saying that they were working to resolve them. […]

  • Teen comes face-to-face with burglars inside his home while hiding in closet

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — While a pair of thieves moved through the house, a 16-year-old hid inside a closet and whispered on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. Footsteps became louder, then the door of the closet opened, the teen and one of the alleged burglars came face-to-face. The pair of thieves took off but not before the teen could provide police with a description of the SUV they were inside. Christopher Handley, 33, and Aubrey Clement, 19, are suspected in […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville City Council approves settlement over jail

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville City Council approved a settlement that ends an era of legal battles. “Currently there is active litigation in regards to the building of the [Madison County] jail,” said city council president Mark Russell prior to the meeting. “This action that we are taking will start the process of settling that litigation.” The city council voted to ratify the terms of a tentative settlement that involves the initial contractor of the jail, along with multiple subcontractors. The settlement […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious envelope delivered to WHNT sheds light on Alonzo McGhee homicide case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Nearly two years since Army Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee was gunned down outside his former home in Owens Cross Roads,an envelope sent to the WHNT News 19 newsroom from an unknown person is helping to fill in the gaps in the story. The envelope, including copies of official Army records, police reports, and letter from family members to a judge in the case, showed up in a mailbox at our station Tuesday. We alerted Huntsville Police investigators […]

  • Local minister cheers news of new Cuba diplomacy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  For those few Americans who have been inside Cuba in the past 50 years, Wednesday’s surprise announcement on plans to rebuild relationships with the communist county is an answer to their prayers. One American who has been to Cuba is a minister here in Huntsville. “Oh my this the greatest thing that has happened in the last 50 years,” Minister Gary Bradley at Mayfair Church of Christ says. “The place has gone wild, over the possibilities of this, this […]

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    Police: Man initially believed to be shot was actually burglarizing home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Here is an update to a story we first reported to be a shooting late last night in Huntsville. Police confirm a man was not shot, as initially thought. Officers responded to a home on Eton Road just before 10 p.m. Monday.  They found an injured man who reported he had been shot. Investigators say he later admitted that wasn’t the case.  Police say he told them he was actually burglarizing the home and cut himself […]

  • Crestwood expands ER to meet growing patient demand

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The emergency room at Crestwood Medical Center is in the middle of a massive renovation and addition as the hospital battles to keep up with an increasing number of people coming there for help. The $5.5 million expansion will add 17 new patient rooms. Hospital officials hope it will allow them to keep patient wait times lower than the national averages. “The volume of the emergency rooms both here in Huntsville and the surrounding area are all […]

  • UPDATE: One person shot at P&T Trailers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Huntsville Police and rescue crews responded to the scene of a  shooting at P&T Trailers on Highway 53 Monday evening. It happened around 7:30 p.m. near Blake Bottom Road. Employees were working after hours at the trailer outlet when two men came into the store. Police say the front door was locked and the men likely entered through a bay door looking to rob the local business. Officials say at least one of them had a gun […]

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    POLICE: Armed man robs local Boy Scout collecting parking money downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Local Boy Scouts are a fixture in the downtown area. They can often be seen collecting parking money during large events at the VBC by using local private parking lots in the evening. But Friday night, Huntsville Police officers said someone robbed a young scout of the parking money he was collecting. The robbery happened near the intersection of Clinton and Monroe. Police say the unknown man had a handgun. The robber took off on foot. There […]

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    Judge does not hear motions in Discovery Middle School shooting civil case

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — While one attorney handling the civil lawsuit dealing with the Discovery Middle School school shooting would like a judge to toss out the case, that did not happen Friday. Judge Ruth Ann Hall was scheduled to hear several pending motions in the civil case, but it was decided more evidence is needed before she will rule on the motions. The mother of Todd Brown, the student who was killed, filed the lawsuit against the Madison City […]

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