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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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    Expert: Barrow child sex assault case has similarities to Jerry Sandusky situation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) – The child sexual abuse case against a former Guntersville volunteer soccer coach has a lot of similarities to another recent high-profile case, that of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. According to the executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, it is common for accused child sexual predators to work or volunteer in places that place them in close proximity to children. David Barrow now faces charges in Madison and Marshall counties includes […]

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    Clock ticking for owners to remove Kildare Mansion fence, city not backing down

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The owners of one of Huntsville’s most iconic historic buildings continue to plead with city council members to restart negotiations over their fence that must be moved by September 8th. Thursday evening during the Huntsville City Council regular meeting the owners of the Queen Anne castle-style architecture of the former McCormick Estate on Kildare Street, also known as Kildare Mansion in north Huntsville asked for more time to come to an agreement. But Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle […]

  • NEW DETAILS: Man charged in stepfather’s 2009 Madison County murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says Clarence Fearn has been arrested and charged in connection with the 2009 murder of his stepfather, George Woodard, Jr. Fearn was arrested Tuesday, according to Sgt. Brian Chaffin.  Investigators discussed the arrest with Woodard’s family earlier this week, and they expressed relief at the news. Sgt. Chaffin did not discuss the specifics of the case.  He said the case isn’t closed — they are still talking with people and added […]

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    Guntersville soccer coach re-arrested on child sex assault charges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville Police investigators have re-arrested a Guntersville soccer coach on additional child sex charges. David Barrow is charged with 1 count of sodomy, human trafficking and sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old. According to investigators, Barrow was re-arrested Wednesday as a result of their ongoing investigation from earlier this year. Police say they have uncovered another incident involving one of the same victims from his previous arrest. Barrow has been booked back into the Madison […]

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    Superintendent-elect Massey will continue teaching until taking over new job

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)– Matt Massey confirmed Tuesday he will head back into the classroom as a teacher until taking over his new job as superintendent in January. Massey was elected in a landslide primary runoff earlier this month. He will be the youngest superintendent ever to hold the office in the district. “Just going to try to use this time to familiarize myself with the inner workings and to be prepared as possible before January first,” Massey said Tuesday […]

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    Councilman Kling’s town hall meetings tradition continues on after more than two decades

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– It’s actually a very simple idea. Bring city hall to the people. Huntsville City Councilman from District Four Bill Kling has been hosting town halls for more than 20 years, and every meeting brings surprises. Once a month, meeting room A inside the Huntsville library is occupied. “It is just the fact I am here for those who have a problem, they want to sit down away from city hall and it is very informal,” Bill Kling says. […]

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    What does the last photo you snapped on your phone say about you?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The man behind a unique video essay project shot in Alabama is asking perfect strangers what their last photo on their phone is and why they snapped it. Self-described “interactive artist & filmmaker” Ivan Cash has worked on an online “Last Photo Project” for months, but he just released a new video asking strangers on the streets of Alabama the simple question. “I believe that talking to strangers can change the world but nothing would make me happier […]

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    UPDATE: Schools for Sale: Huntsville BOE approves selling West Huntsville Elementary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Board of Education unanimously voted Thursday evening the sale of West Huntsville Elementary School. Superintendent Casey Wardynski says the deal will close within the year and the school will receive the full asking and appraised value of $500,000. WHNT News 19 has learned the former school will be transformed into a small start-up technology ‘incubator.’ The name of the local group who will buy the space is West Huntsville LLC. The money will be put […]

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    Massey wins Madison County Superintendent’s race handily

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Matt Massey declared victory shortly after 8 p.m. in the Republican runoff for Madison County Superintendent of Education on Tuesday. He never looked back, winning the race 74% to Blair’s 26%.  With 97% of precincts reporting, Massey garnered 4,979 votes to Blair’s 1,794. Check election results here. Matt Massey thanking all of his supporters and volunteers with an early declaration of victory. @whnt http://t.co/aaK613KJcQ— Daniela Perallon (@DanielaPerallon) July 16, 2014 Blair conceded the race, thanking […]

  • L to R: Ronnie Blair, Matt Massey

    Tuesday primary runoff election will decide next Madison County superintendent

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Both candidates for Madison County Superintendent spent the final few hours before Tuesday’s election hitting the sidewalks talking to voters and passing out flyers. Matt Massey took a commanding lead as the votes rolled in for the primary election, but he didn’t quite snag the 50% plus one vote needed to win the seat at the central office. Ronnie Blair and incumbent superintendent David Copeland split the vote, with Blair edging ahead 28% to Copeland’s 22%. […]

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    Cotton vote the only statewide amendment on July 15 runoff ballot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — There will only be one statewide amendment on the upcoming runoff ballot in Alabama, but some cotton farmers fear voters won’t understand what their ‘yes’ vote actually means to the industry that is pivotal to our state’s agricultural economy. The ‘cotton amendment’ will be on your July 15 primary runoff ballot. If passed, it  would allow Alabama’s cotton farmers to decide if their current voluntary checkoff program should become automatic. The provision has wide support from the […]

  • UPDATE: Council prayers will continue in wake of Wiccan invocation controversy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City Council signals prayers before the start of their meetings will continue and a local Wiccan spiritual leader who was uninvited to give an invocation last month will be re-invited back in the near future. The decision reaffirms the council’s desire to continue to have an invocation. Now City Council President Mark Russell says all federally recoginized faiths will be encouraged to participate. Blake Kirk is again scheduled to speak again in the near future. Back […]

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