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
  • WATCH: Madison Police release dashboard camera footage of wreck that killed 4

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Tuesday afternoon, Madison Police officials released more information and dashboard camera footage of the events leading to a wreck that killed four people on March 1. Alabama State Troopers said a large SUV driven by Terrance Walker, 40, of Huntsville, hit a smaller SUV carrying three people around 3:13 a.m. on March 1. Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, and Larneal McDonald, 29, of Belle Mina were killed in the wreck.  Walker also died. Tuesday, […]

  • Second man indicted in conspiracy to bribe Huntsville police officer

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A second Huntsville man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a conspiracy to bribe a Huntsville police officer to make cocaine trafficking charges go away. Federal authorities said Cedric Duane Ryans, 42, was arrested Wednesday on charges he conspired with Huntsville police officer Lewis Hall in efforts to fix cocaine trafficking charges against an individual arrested by another Huntsville officer. Ryans was indicted by a grand jury last week. The indictment said Ryans conspired with Hall to pay a second […]

  • New community storm shelters now opening following construction delays due to weather

    ATHENS, Alabama — Years after FEMA approved grants for several community storm shelters in Limestone County, some of the buildings are finally ready for the public to use. One of the shelters located in Elkmont needs a few cosmetic fixes, but the building is structurally finished and signed off on by the design engineers and inspectors. 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 do […]

  • Truck hauling beer flips, workers wade through broken glass and beer to clean up the mess

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Usually beer on ice is a welcomed sign. But not when the ice sends the truck hauling the beer out of control. Huntsville Police say the driver of an 18-wheeler carrying Bud Light, hit a patch of ice while trying to make the turn from Sparkman onto Memorial Parkway, sending the trailer skidding out of control. The big rig ended up on its side and the beer inside, well it was not so lucky. “We are watching out […]

  • Decatur superintendent announces Friday’s school closing in a unique way

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — Icy covered roads mean no school for many school kids in north Alabama again Friday. Decatur City Schools Superintendent Ed Nichols had some fun announcing the closing to his school district. See it in the video above. Nichols says since Governor Bentley issued a State of Emergency for several of the days where the schools were closed, he does not expect students will be forced to make up any of the days. He says they have […]

  • NEW: Additional development will add new restaurants to former Stone Middle School site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “Several” more restaurants and new retail space will complement the massive brewing complex at the old Stone Middle School site currently under construction, WHNT News 19 confirmed Wednesday evening. Last month, officials confirmed food partners Earth & Stone Wood-Fired Pizza would be joining  Straight to Ale and Yellowhammer Brewing at the new site in the sprawling former middle school campus. Wednesday WHNT News 19 confirmed with several sources the additional project already has tentative agreements to fill the new […]

  • Alabama prison reform task force offers plan, now lawmakers will need to pass legislation

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — The task force formed to tackle Alabama’s overcrowded prison system approved a plan they believe will help the state fix the system that currently is operating at nearly double its capacity. Governor Robert Bentley spoke about the prison reform issue at length during his State of The State address Tuesday night. Bentley said the recommendations made by the task force  are intended to reduce prison crowding by curbing recidivism and preserving prison space for violent offenders. It will be up […]

  • National Guard headed home after winter storm response missions

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — More than 200 Alabama National Guardsmen deployed in north Alabama Wednesday evening are being sent home following missions along I-65 and I-59. Governor Robert Bentley issued a State of Emergency deceleration for Wednesday’s record-breaking winter weather storm, prompting state Emergency Management officials to activate the guard. The National Guard patrolled interstates and other state highways assisting drivers stuck in the snow and ice. Heavy duty military trucks and Humvees loaded with gear to help get […]

  • Drivers who don’t obey closed road signs will face tickets by police

    HUNTSVILLE, Al. (WHNT) — A potentially record-breaking snow storm for this time of the year will most likely force road crews to block some roads in north Alabama until they can be cleared. Drivers who decide to go around those barricades and travel on closed, icy roads could face tickets and fines from police. Huntsville Police officers report during last Friday’s winter storm, dozens of people went around barricades on local roads and many of them ended up getting stuck and needing […]

  • UPDATE: Traffic on Interstate 65 brought to a standstill in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is backed up for miles both directions on Interstate 65 because of multiple wrecks. The snow and ice has caused the cleanup of the wrecks to take longer than usual.  State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say traffic is being diverted on the shoulder of the road, but it is taking a long time to clear the area. VIDEO: This is the crash blocking S #I65 south of #Brownsferry exit, semi truck involved. […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Board of Education passes proposed consent order

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After a lengthy meeting, the Huntsville Board of Education voted to approve the school system’s Proposed Consent Order in the school rezoning case. During the four hour special meeting, the board asked attorney J.R. Brooks questions about how the order will effect district operations. The vote was unanimous. The order centers around rezoning the district to increase diversity at each school. Brooks points out that there is a clear divide between the majority black north and […]

  • Utility providers ask you to conserve energy during cold weather

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – With cold temperatures arriving and expected to stay until the weekend, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are working to keep your lights and heat on. Most importantly, the companies ask that you conserve power where possible.  All consumers – residential, commercial and industrial customers  ̶   are being asked to join in, especially during the coldest period from Wednesday night through noon on Friday. “As we have done through the last several rounds of cold […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.