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 wins Murray coaching debut

    Kyle Murray wants the Pioneers to push the pace.  The new Alleman heach saw just that as his Pioneers race past Erie 63-44 in his coaching debut.

  • Iowa volleyball All-Stars best Illinois

    The best H.S. volleyball players in Iowa best the ladies from Illinois 3 games to 1 in annual senior all-star game.

  • Newman ready to hit the road

    Despite a #1 state ranking and undefeated 12-0 record, Newman must hit the road for the 1st time this postseason.  Newman travels to 12-0 Gibson City Melvin Sibley hoping get off the bus running.  

  • Lady Lancers storm North Scott Foods for charity

    The North Scott girl held their 4th annual Lancer Cart Race at North Scott Foods.  The Lady Lancers stormed the store collecting food for the North Scott food pantry.  $2414.90 worth of food was donated.

  • Annawan wins school record 22nd straight game

    Annawan bests Sherrard 70-41 in season opener.  The State champs have now won 22 straight games dating back to last season.

  • Moline standouts sign for next level

    Nick Drobushevich – North Illinois (Baseball) Molly Tauke – Lincoln Land C.C. (Volleyball)

  • Charger want to simply “Do Your Job”

    The Orion football team has played with 1 slogan on the mind this season, “do your job”.  The Players and coaches say it’s as simple and it sounds and it has the Chargers in the State Quarterfinals.

  • Bettendorf eyes revenge, better results at the Dome

    The Bettendorf Bulldogs are headed back to the Dome for the 4th time in 5 years.  The Dogs will battle Iowa Cit West in 4A semifinal play, the same team that ended Bettendorf’s season in the 1st round a year ago.  Bettendorf is also looking to snay a 3 game losing streak in the semifinals.

  • Panther Quartet make college plans official

    United Township saw 4 Panthers make their college choices official. Azlynn Sherrod-Butler – Track – McKendree University London Jackson – Softball – Kirkwood cc Delainey Davila – Soccer – St. Ambrose University Emily DeVilder – Soccer – Clarke University

  • Bedell signs with Missouri

    Central standout Ian Bedell is officially a Tiger, signing with Missouri on Wednesday.

  • Hawkeyes can’t help but think what if

    Iowa fans enjoyed an offensive explosion on Saturday against the Buckeyes that they are still trying to wrap their heads around.  The Hawkeyes scored 55 points and rolled up nearly 500 yards of total offense.  That production has some Hawkeye played thinking about what if they played that way all season.

  • Wieskamp officially becomes a Hawkeye

    Joe Wieskamp decided he wanted to be a Hawkeye nearly 3 years ago. On Wednesday the wat was over with Wieskamp signing his letter of intent with Iowa.  Wieskamp enters his senior season as Muscatine’s all-time leading scorer already.