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

  • 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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  • JDC has foundation set for fantastic field in 2014

    Posted on: 11:16 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    John Deere Classic already has a great foundation set for this summer.  Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, and Steve...
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  • Splash Landing not enough for Bandits in Game 1

    Posted on: 11:12 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    Bandits get a homerun the the river in right but watch as Whitecaps come back to win game 1 at...
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  • Defending MAC Soccer Champs pick up right where they left off

    Posted on: 11:10 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    Bettendorf scored early and often in their MAC opener against Burlington.  The Bulldogs get big games from Miranda Holle and...
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  • Wright fit in Macomb as Leathernecks turn to familiar face

    Posted on: 11:07 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    5 days after watching Jim Molinari leave for Nebraska, Western Illinois has hired a familiar face.  The Leathernecks introduced Billy...
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  • Hoiberg Lands Another Transfer

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    UNLV’s Bryce DeJean Jones will finish his college career in Ames.  The Rebels leading scorer has decided to tranfer to...
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  • Mallards seek early knockout in Game 6

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    The Mallards are 1 victory away from a long await playoff series win, but they’ll have to get it on...
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