Matt's first day at 21 WFMJ was Christmas day, 1996.  Since that time he's been named Ohio's Best Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press two years in a row.  He's also been honored by the AP with other numerous awards for writing, feature reporting and for spot news.  Matt was also nominated for two Emmy awards for his writing and anchoring.

Originally from a small town near Erie, PA, Matt graduated from Northwestern High School in Albion and then earned a communications degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to reporting and anchoring at 21 News, he serves as an adjunct professor at YSU, where he teaches broadcast journalism.

When not reporting Matt likes to spend time with his family on Lake Erie or traveling to amusement parks all over America. 

Favorite part of the job? "Every day is different when you're a reporter.  One day you're meeting the President, the next day you're walking through mud on a farm," Matt said.

His favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Baltimore Orioles.  His favorite movie is "Raiders of the Ark" and his favorite musical artist is U2.

Matt and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters, Ashley and Kate.

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