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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: Body found in wooded area near Oakwood University

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a body was found in a wooded area near Oakwood University Thursday afternoon. Huntsville Police were called to assist Madison Police investigators at 4:00 p.m. Thursday. The Madison County Coroner removed the body of a black male victim from a wooded area near Oakwood University. Police say the victim suffered from an apparent gunshot wound. His identity is not being released at this time and the case is still under investigation by Huntsville Police. […]

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    Millions of lights sparkle for Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville Botanical Garden employees are putting the final touches on a dazzling display of lights in celebration of the holiday season. This year marks the 19th annual Galaxy of Lights  holiday light exhibit featuring larger-than-life animated displays. Starting Friday, you can begin touring the light show that includes new displays this year. Crowd favorites like the magical Twinkling Icicle Forest, Nursery Rhymes, and Animated Snowmen are installed and ready, according to volunteers who were busy Thursday […]

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    Taking Action: Have your heater inspected before cranking up the heat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — As the mercury plummets, the phones start ringing like crazy at Durham Service Inc. in Owens Cross Roads. “We are extremely busy, yesterday the temps were moderate, didn’t have a lot of emergency calls. Today has been totally different,” owner Larry Durham says. Residents quickly realized how important a working heater is with the sudden drop in temperature. But something they may not realize is a hidden danger inside your furnace. “Over a period of time, […]

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    Taking Action: 15-passenger vans & the risks they pose

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) — The well-known 15-passenger vans are everywhere — used by churches for outings, schools for field trips, and hotels to drive you to and from the airport. But, they are among the most unstable and dangerous vehicles on the road. The danger hits close to home for a small church congregation in Marshall County.  A church van crash last month  sent 12 people to the hospital. Red Apple Missionary Baptist Church youth pastor Stephen Walker, his wife Misty, […]

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    Bursting at the seams, Veterans Memorial Museum volunteers want to expand

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — “Everyday is Veterans Day inside here,” Veterans Memorial Museum founder Randy Withrow says. The museum, housed inside an old airplane hangar off Airport Road in Huntsville, is the state’s official Veterans Museum and the collection it contains is rivaled only by the Smithsonian. Thousands of items are housed inside the small building that is bursting at the seams. Volunteer Larry Bayer says they could easily double the space and still be packed. “We are shoehorned in here, […]

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    City council approves asbestos removal at former Holiday Inn downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The price tag the city of Huntsville is stuck with to cover the costs of demolishing the former Holiday Inn downtown just got more expensive. At its meeting Thursday night, the Huntsville City Council voted to pay contractors nearly  $230,000 to remove and safely dispose of asbestos found throughout the iconic building across from Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. The contract says asbestos was discovered in the ceiling, floor tiles, roof and exterior siding. The asbestos must […]

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    Huntsville Christmas parade saved thanks to local business partnership

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Santa Claus said he was worried.  This year Huntsville was not going to have a Christmas parade — that is, until the fine folks over at the Von Braun Center and Lite 96.9 stepped up and took over. Organizers said with only one month to get the parade ready there will be some changes from year’s past. The parade will be shorter, with entries limited to just 80. Registration—The deadline for online registration (entry form) is midnight […]

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    UPDATE: Incumbent Rep. Mo Brooks defeats Independent Mark Bray

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Unoffical results show  incumbent  (R) Rep. Mo Brooks will keep his 5th District Congressional seat, beating independent challenger Mark Bray Tuesday night. Former NASA engineer and Huntsville resident Mark Bray said you can count on seeing him on the ballot again. “The supporters have been great. If it wasn’t for grassroots support, I wouldn’t have even got in the race.  We’ve had a lot of blood, sweat and tears together,” Bray said. Rep. Brooks told supporters […]

  • UPDATE: Limestone County Community storm shelter still not ready

    ELKMONT, Alabama — Three years after FEMA approved grants for several community storm shelters in Limestone County, some of the buildings are not completed. One of the shelters, located in Elkmont, has walls and a roof, but the inside is not completed, leaving many in the area frustrated and wondering what is taking so long. WHNT News 19 took action to find our more about the process of opening the structures. It’s more complicated than one might believe. “They can […]

  • TAKING ACTION: What to do if you have damage from demolitions on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – As officials continue demolition missions, many Huntsville residents report hearing many booms much louder than typical explosions on the base. WHNT News 19 viewer Debby Rabuck emailed our newsroom after her antique plate was knocked off the shelf from the rattling Tuesday. “I thought you all do so many consumer orientated programs, maybe you would have an avenue to get something done,” Rabuck says. We Took Action and called Redstone officials about the problem. They say this […]

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    Cyber security experts warn Rocket City is top target for hackers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — How prepared is the Huntsville area in the event of a cyber attack? What happens if Redstone Arsenal and its many defense contractors become compromised? That’s what Cyber Huntsville says they worked to find out during the second Cyber Table Top Exercise this week. The two- day “table top” cyber exercise involved a simulation of possible cyber attacks. Cyber security expert Brent Romine  says the threat is real. “Most of it you don’t hear about and most […]

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    Arab woman killed in U.S. 231 crash Wednesday evening

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama State Troopers say an Arab woman is dead following a crash Wednesday night. According to troopers, 51-year-old Carrie Dix died in the crash. According to information from our news partners at AL.com/The Huntsville Times, no other injuries were reported in the crash.    

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