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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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    UPDATE: Sheriff’s office to hold news conference Thursday on officer-involved shooting in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  As we await details about an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in Madison, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will hold a news conference Thursday at 10 a.m. about matter. Click here to read the update. A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Hunington Chase Drive in Madison Tuesday evening.  His name has not been released yet. Madison Police Captain John Stringer said officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on […]

  • Airlines cancel thousands of flights due to crippling winter storm in Northeast

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT/CNN) — Go home and stay there– That’s the message government officials across the Northeast offered residents Monday ahead of what could be a blizzard of historic proportions bearing down on the region.  If you’re flying anywhere in the next few days, make sure to check your flights. Flying in the next few days? Check flight information for these airports: Huntsville International Airport: Arrivals and Departures Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport: Arrivals and Departures Nashville International Airport: Flight Information FlightAware.com is another […]

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    The worst of this flu season may be behind us

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The worst of the flu season may be over, at least for residents in North Alabama, according to new data from the Alabama Department of Health. WHNT News 19 learned Friday the number of confirmed flu cases has started to show signs of a decline. This is good news during a flu season when the flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job, according to health care professionals. Officials say it’s only 23% effective. That’s one […]

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    City Council votes to make ‘marriage’ official with Polaris

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – Dirt is already being moved at the future Polaris site, but Thursday evening the Huntsville City Council made the “marriage” with the city and Polaris official. The Polaris contract that was passed by the council outlines the city’s $18 million-plus industrial incentives package, which includes free land and tax breaks for the next decade. Huntsville has also agreed to accelerate construction of Greenbrier Parkway, a new limited-access road that will improve access to the Polaris site. […]

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    Two residents taken to hospital following house fire on Cumberland Drive

    HUNTSVILLE Ala. (WHNT) — A house fire sent an adult and child to the hospital with non life threatening injuries Tuesday evening. The fire at 408 Cumberland Drive in Huntsville was reported just after 8:00 p.m. Fire crews say when they arrived the fire was out, but the two patients suffering from smoke inhalation were transported to a local hospital.  

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    Calhoun administrators praise President Obama’s free community college plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– President Barack Obama’s proposition to make community college free for anyone “willing to work for it” gets high praise from local community college administrators. “It’s a game changer,” says Calhoun Community College Vice President for Instruction and Student Success Alicia Taylor. Taylor sees the majority of her students being forced to take out student loans and make hard choices to figure out how to pay for an education. “When you look at over 1.3 trillion dollars in student […]

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    School bus driver charged with sex crimes involving children

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – A man who works as a bus driver for Madison County Schools was arrested recently for serious criminal charges involving children. Joe Wiley Dixon was arrested on Thursday, January 15 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of aggravated rape of a child.  Dixon has bonded out of the Lincoln County Jail. Madison County Superintendent of Education Matt Massey confirms Dixon has resigned as a school […]

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    UPDATE: One person dies after fire on Jeannette Circle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency officials confirm one person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a fire on Jeannette Circle. The home is right off Oakwood Avenue and just east of Jordan Lane. Firefighters got to the scene just before 9:30 p.m. Friday. Madison County Coroner Craig Whisenant confirmed Saturday that the man, whose name is not being released yet, passed away in the hospital as a result of his injuries. This blaze is the third house fire in […]

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    WATCH: Man follows cop, confronts him on camera over claims he was speeding

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)–  Huntsville Police officers are investigating a claim by a citizen that  one of their officers was going more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The man who asked us not to use his name used a cell phone to record video as he followed the police officer. The man tells WHNT News 19 he  confronted the officer outside his home. The unidentified officer threatened to arrest the man for trespassing, but in the […]

  • Madison County road crews were ready to deal with icy roads

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) — In the equipment yard at Madison County District One Thursday, crews prepared for the worst. “We take every winter weather event seriously, because we know how important it is to keep roads open and safe for drivers,” foreman Curtis Upton says. Despite snow flurries and wet roads, dreaded ice did not prove to be a major issues at least along Madison County roadways. But crews did not take any chances. “We have our trucks loaded […]

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    Huntsville Firefighter injured battling house fire on Harolds Dr.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Multiple Huntsville Fire & Rescue units responded to put out flames at 302 Harolds Drive on Wednesday night. Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the home at 8 p.m. One man who lives in the home says he smelled smoke, checked the attic and saw flames. All four people living inside were able to escape without injury. Another angle showing the flames spreading on the roof of this Harolds Ave home right now. @whnt pic.twitter.com/RUvxETAI1F […]

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    Fatal traffic crashes are on the decline in the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Ten years ago, Huntsville averaged about 50 traffic related fatalities per year. Today that number is closer to 15 or 20. Police point to their targeted traffic crash reduction plan that started a decade ago as a key to making roads safer in the Rocket City. Huntsville Police Capt. Mark McMurray says in 2014 there were a total of 7,535 crashes inside city limits. “These accidents are occurring because you are following to close, not yielding the right away […]

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