Matt Randazzo

Sports Anchor

Matt has been around the sports scene in the Quad Cities for literally his entire life. A proud graduate of Alleman High School and St. Ambrose University, Matt was born and raised right here in the QCA. As a senior in college, he started interning at News 8, and has been here ever since.

Matt's first beat at News 8 was to cover the Iowa Hawkeyes. Growing up an avid Iowa fan, it was hard for him to see this as "work". According to Matt, there's no better place to be on a Saturday than Kinnick Stadium.

Over more than a decade at News 8, Matt has created many of the sports features you enjoy today. From The Score to your Quad City Area Prep Power Poll, Matt loves to see the Quad Cities talking about their sports. He feels he's in a truly special and unique situation to be able to cover sports in the area where he grew up. Matt knows exactly what it s like to be part of a spirited student section at one of the area's exciting high school sporting events.

Matt loves talking sports, so if you see him out and about, make sure to stop and say, "Hi!"

Recent Articles

  • Proud Panthers- United Townships standouts put pen to paper

    Posted on: 9:31 pm, April 24, 2014, by

    Dalton Oakes (Track)- SIU- Edwardsville; Megan Ballegeer (Softball)- Lincoln Land CC; Brooke Collins (Softball)- Muscatine CC; Mackenzie Gustafson (Softball)- Sauk...
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  • Mallards come up short thanks to shorthanded goal

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:57pm, April 23, 2014

    The Mallards fell behind early in game 3 against Allen.   The Americans cashed in a power play goal in the...
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  • Ferentz makes trip to QC

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 11:02pm, April 22, 2014

    Kirk Ferentz was the keynote speaker at the Rock Island Rotary Club annual luncheon on Tesday.  Iowa is still in...
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  • Bulldogs pass 1st big test of season

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    Bettendorf’s #1 state ranking was put to the test Tuesday night.  The Bulldogs welcomed Muscatine to town and got on...
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  • Mallards return home with more than just home ice advantage

    Posted on: 11:12 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    Mallards arrive home from long road trip with plenty to build on.  After 1st playoff series win in 11 years,...
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  • Former Maroon quite a hit in Bandit Debut

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 11:20pm, April 21, 2014

    Thomas Lindauer made an instant impact in his debut with the Bandits.  The former Maroon was 2-5 at the plate...
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  • Illini Nation unveils new look

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Illinois Unveiled it’s new Nike Rebrand to a packed house of fans, student-athletes, and alumi on Wednesday night.  The Rebrand...
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  • Area’s Best tune up for trip to Des Moines

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Some of the State’s best shined at the Jesse Day Relays. It was the last chance for runners to qualify...
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  • Sherrard slugs their way to windy win

    Posted on: 11:19 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Sherrard scored early and often on a windy afternoon at home.  The Tigers build a 15-0 early lead and cruise...
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  • Maroons Eager to prove they belong on next level

    Posted on: 11:17 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    8 Moline standouts signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college. Adam Blaser (Football), Abe Driscal (Football and...
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  • Reasons for Bettendorf Success take center stage

    Posted on: 11:05 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 11:23pm, April 16, 2014

    13 student athletes at Bettendorf High School signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college.  So far this...
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  • Mallards save their best for last

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    After a scoreless 1st period, the Mallards strike 1st in game 7 with 2nd period goals from Jordan Mayer and...
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