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
  • Alleman baseball outslugs Mercer County

    Mercer county scored 8 straight runs to take a 9-8 lead after 6 but the Pionners answer with 6 runs in the 7th to win it 14-9.

  • Bandit bats stay red hot

    Quad Cities bests Peoria 14-4.  The Bandits have now scored 64 runs in their last 8 games.

  • Iowa holds Spring game under the lights, Gervase shines

    Former Assumption standout Jake Gervase has 3 interceptions including a pick 6 in Iowa Spring game.

  • Mallards force Game 5

    Mallards best Fort Wayne in Game 4 in overtime 3-2   See Sam Warning game winner here

  • Panthers send 17 to the next level

    Boys Basketball Tray Buchanan – University of North Dakota Bowling Leah Samuelson-Burkeybile – Maryville College Boys & Girls Soccer Sandra Camarillo – Augustana College Lexi Garza – University of Dubuque Samantha Stevens – Scott Community College Mohamed Diallo – Scott Community College Softball Brittni LaFountaine – Illinois State University Kaitlyn Markin – Central Missouri State University Samantha Miner – Spoon River Community College Tristan Bautista – Augustana College Alexus Coleman – Black Hawk Community College Taylor Workheiser – Black Hawk […]

  • Young Pioneers in Western Big 6 race

    The young Pioneers have arrived in the Western Big 6.  Alleman sits in a 3 way tie at 3-1 in conference with showdown with Quincy looming.

  • Mercer County bests Galva in LTC showdown

    Mercer County scores 8 in the 1st on their way to a 10-1 win over Galva.  The Golden Eagles are now 7-1 in LTC and 14-2 overall.

  • Assumption soccer bests Alleman

    Assumption races past Alleman 3-0 to earn their 4th straight win.

  • Blue Devils off to next level

    Meredith Cox Minnesota St. University Mankato, MN Swimming Karlie Westmoreland Olivet Nazarene University Bourbannais, IL Softball Zach Taylor Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA Football Mitch Lawson Hamline University St. Paul, MN Baseball Kevin Kurth West Point Military Academy West Point, NY Track Ray Miller DMACC Des Moines, IA Basketball Hunter Menke Augustana College Rock Island, IL Football Joseph Shie Augustana College Rock Island, IL Tennis Bobby Magnus St Ambrose University Davenport, IA Baseball

  • Sabers sign for the next level

    Tyler Bossom                Wrestling            Coe College Madison Burke              Basketball          Ellsworth Community College Matt Burke                    Basketball           St. Ambrose University Kyle Coomer                 Trap Shooting     Iowa Central Community College Kameron Dammeier      Football              St. Ambrose University McGwire Eden               Baseball           […]

  • Mallards face 3-0 series hole after falling in OT

    The Comets gets a goal from Justin Thomas early in overtime to give Fort Wayne a 4-3 victory in game 3 and a 3-0 series lead.

  • Division 3 Final 4 on the move in 2019

    Starting in 2019, the Division 3 Finsl 4 will make the move from Salem, Virginia to Fort Wayne, Indiana.