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!

Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: Questions linger on billion-dollar Shoals theme park

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a pretty big dream –  $3.5 billion dollar theme park headed to Muscle Shoals. The company behind that dream, DreamVision, is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. They’re proposing to build a pair of theme parks, one in Fort Worth and one in Muscle Shoals. Each park would cost $3.5 billion. In a media release the company describes the dual theme parks as  “two of the largest theme parks in the world: DreamVision SoundScape in […]

  • Huntsville Police officer facing assault charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville Police officer was arrested and charged with third degree assault, WHNT News 19 confirmed with Police Chief Lewis Morris Thursday. Paige Denise Pinkerton, a 2014 Huntsville Police Academy graduate and current officer, was booked into the Madison County Jail on a third degree assault charge Thursday morning. HPD Chief Morris says the charge follows an incident in a Huntsville restaurant/bar establishment in December of 2014. Chief Morris said a police report was taken from the victim, […]

  • NEW: Man killed in Highway 231-431 hit-and-run identified

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The name of the man killed after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run early this morning has been released.  Madison County coroner officials says James E. Helton Jr., 63, of Meridianville  was killed. Deputies responded to the scene on Highway 231-431 after a driver called 911 just before 2:30 a.m. about a man walking on the road.  Deputies found the man’s body lying on the road a few minutes later around 2:45 a.m. Investigators […]

  • Hundreds attend final public meeting on Huntsville school rezoning consent order

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The third and final public meeting on Huntsville City Schools' rezoning consent order is in the books. Hundreds of people attended, including students from Grissom High School who say they are concerned the consent order would take resources from their school's arts programs. They have created an online petition about the issue.

  • State asks thousands of taxpayers to take ‘identity quiz’ to prevent tax fraud

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– With tax season in full swing, the state department of revenue is hoping an “identity quiz” will help them sort out the bad guys from the good. Tax fraud is on the rise, and the state’s implementation of new tools and increased manual reviews to detect possible tax fraud means you may have to do another step this year before you can file your return. “In the past, our primary responsibility was to efficiently process tax returns […]

  • UPDATE: Lincoln Medical Center forms alliance with Saint Thomas Health

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) —  One of the last “true” community hospitals in Tennessee is making a major shift in order to keep its doors open. WHNT News 19 confirmed Wednesday Lincoln Medical Center‘s board of directors voted to not renew a contract with current management group, Quorum Health Resources. Quorum has managed the hospital since 1986. “At Lincoln County Health System, we’re committed to providing the latest advances in medicine in an environment of care and compassion,” said Anthony Taylor, LCHS Board Chair. […]

  • County Line Road interstate interchange project nears completion

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – From the ground, County Line Road at Highway 20 is orange traffic barriers, gravel, and construction crews as far as the eye can see. During the last several months of construction on the new interchange, drivers have encountered bumper to bumper traffic backups and some confusion as road crews change traffic patterns in the area. ALDOT officials now say the $19 million improvement project is actually ahead of schedule and about 75 percent complete. Just passing by, […]

  • 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 is another […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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.