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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: Huntsville School Board votes to extend superintendent’s contract through 2017

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville School Board members voted to  extend Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s contract through the summer of 2017 and make it an “evergreen” contract that will renew automatically each year. The vote came Thursday evening at a standing room only board work session meeting. Outside the board room, protesters, both against and in support of the superintendent, gathered. About 50 people who are calling for the board to fire the superintendent held signs and talked to members of the media. […]

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    UPDATE: DNA test reveals Scottsboro John Doe not FBI top ten fugitive

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — The FBI Announced Tuesday that DNA tests have confirmed a John Doe killed in 1981 in Scottsboro is not FBI top ten fugitive William Bradford Bishop, Jr. Investigators with the FBI exhumed John Doe’s body in order to gather DNA evidence earlier this month. Scottsboro Police Department investigators and FBI officials were on the scene at a Scottsboro cemetery while workers exhumed the body of the unknown male. The FBI was looking into the chance that the John Doe buried […]

  • Huntsville abortion clinic re-opens at new location with new license

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Pro choice advocates are calling it a major victory, North Alabama has a licensed abortion provider, again. Nearly fourth months ago the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives  closed its downtown Huntsville clinic but they re-opened Monday at 4831 Sparkman Drive. The Department of Public Health signed off on the and granted clinic owner Dalton Johnson a new license. Clinic owner Dalton Johnson told our news partners at AL.com Wednesday  he is “extremely relieved” to be […]

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    Huntsville abortion clinic reopens after securing approval from health officials

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Pro choice advocates are calling the news a major victory; North Alabama has a licensed abortion provider, again. Nearly four months ago the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives  closed its downtown Huntsville clinic, but they re-opened Monday at 4831 Sparkman Drive. The Department of Public Health granted clinic owner Dalton Johnson a new license Friday. Clinic owner Dalton Johnson told our news partners at The Huntsville Times and al.com Wednesday  he is “extremely relieved” to be back […]

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    Madison County Records volunteer saving history one page at a time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — It is a race against time. Saving the written history of Madison County has become the mission of a small group of volunteers working at the Madison County Records Center. But if you ask anyone familiar with the task of protecting the millions of pages of documents, John Rankin’s name is the one you will hear over and over again. Rankin has spent years volunteering to digitize and preserve court documents, books and records for future […]

  • UPDATE: Madison Co. Sheriff’s office finds remains of woman reported missing in 2011, makes arrest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has found the remains of a woman reported missing in 2011, and they’ve also made an arrest. Investigators announced Tuesday they have found the remains of Mary Carrithers, and charged her husband, Charles Carrithers, with murder.  He is being held on a $750,000 bond. Sgt. Brian Chaffin said Mary Carrithers’ remains were found recently in a wooded area off Highway 231 in Morgan County. “In the recent weeks, we came […]

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    UPDATE: Child drowns in Madison pool

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) —  Law enforcement and the coroner are on the scene of a drowning in Madison. Deputy Coroner David Young confirms a 5-year-old girl named Karen Marsh  died in a backyard pool at a home in the 100 block of Arabian Drive. We’re told it was an in-ground pool. Young has ruled her death as an accidental drowning. He is not releasing more details at this time. Madison Police are still on the scene investigating what happened.  

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    DEVELOPING: Officer involved shooting at Huntsville Public Safety Complex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A  34-year-old man wielding a knife crashed a vehicle into a parked Huntsville Police car outside the Public Safety Complex Wednesday evening, prompting an officer to shoot and kill the man. Huntsville Police Captain JesHenry Malone said Reginald Owens rammed several parked Alabama State Trooper vehicles at that office before driving  the van through a barricade at the Huntsville Public Safety Complex and smashing into a police cruiser around 5:00 p.m. Investigators say the man the jumped out […]

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    Jennie Robinson wins district three city council seat in runoff election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Outgoing Huntsville City School Board member Jennie Robinson will replace John Olshefski on the Huntsville City Council in district three. Her Opponent, Realtor Walt Hennessee, gave a concession speech just before 8 p.m.  Hennessee told supporters he lost this fight and thanked them for their hard work. BREAKING: Walt Hennessee just told supporters he has "lost this fight". He thanked them for their hard work. @whnt pic.twitter.com/QbhNevxPhA — Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) October 8, 2014 Robinson and Hennessee […]

  • UPDATE: DeKalb County youth football coach arrested on pornography charges

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randall Miller Berry, 51, of Rainsville on charges of producing pornography.   Berry was arrested Friday. “This case is on-going and we are working to see if there is a pattern of behavior or of this case goes beyond the borders of DeKalb County,” Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement. Investigators say Berry was producing pornographic material at his residence, some of which involved juveniles.   Sheriff Harris […]

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    SAF-T-NET developers explain why some received tornado warning alert, others did not

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Madison County. Many of you are asking why some warning systems notified the entire county, while the Alabama SAF-T-NET — utilized by WHNT News 19 — did not alert county-wide. Developers at Baron Services in Huntsville say their warning system worked just like it was designed to function. It only sent a notification to a limited number of people who were in the direct path […]

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    Madison County School Board discusses site work for new high school, Massey allowed to speak

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Board of Education discussed site prep work for the new high school at a meeting on Friday, despite the incoming superintendent’s concerns the system can’t afford to build the new school right now. Matt Massey, the superintendent-elect, was allowed to speak.  He said he is concerned about the cost of the new school and did not feel the system can afford the huge cost right now, $49 million.  The new school is […]


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