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

  • If you found yourself pulling for Jordan Spieth this weekend, you weren’t alone

    Posted on: 9:51 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    The Quad Cities has added another golf hero.  After making golf history at Deere Run last summer, Jordan Spieth has...
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  • Viking Head Coach receives big honor

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

    Grey Giovanine has beeen named the Division 3 IBCA Coach of the Year in Illinois.  Giovanine led the Vikings to a...
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  • Mallards fight but come up short in Game 4

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

    Rapid City strikes early in Game 4 at the iwireless Center with 1st period goals from Anthony Perdicaro and Eric...
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  • Softball Powers Collide in Moline

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    Rockridge grabs a 1-0 lead and keep it early thanks to great defensive plays by Daria Parchert and Hannah Nelson. ...
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  • Mallards overcome controversial call to grab series lead

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    Rapid City grabs a 1st period lead on a very controversial goal.  The Rush score with a Rapid City player...
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  • College Hoops: Hawkeye roster changes; Groce explains excitement

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    It’s become a big part of College Hoops- transfers.  Fran McCaffery announced 2 departures in Iowa City on Tuesday.  Darius...
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  • Lake County spoils LumberKings home opener

    Posted on: 10:54 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    Captains score 4 early runs in Clinton home opener to take lead.   The LumberKings chip away late, but come up...
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  • Soccer Standouts lead State Champs to opening win

    Posted on: 8:57 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    Fresh off 3 straight State titles, the Assumption Lady Knights picked up right where they left off.  The defending champs...
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  • Mallards new advantage and a softball slugfest in Rock Island

    Posted on: 11:15 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 11:16pm, April 7, 2014

    The Mallards earn weekend split in Rapid City this weekend, giving the home ice advantage in the playoff series with...
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  • Iowa Coach: ‘If you’re in coaching just to make a paycheck or have a job, you’re missing the point!’

    Posted on: 4:01 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:14pm, April 3, 2014

    After 35 years of coaching football, Iowa’s Jim Reid was asked what keeps him going. His answer is something that...
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  • Rocky alum Chasson Randle: ‘We need each other to win’

    Posted on: 6:54 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    Stanford standout Chasson Randle is still the polite and appreciative player he was at Rock Island High School, and he's grateful for the support from the Quad Cities.
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  • Chasson Motivation

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Former Rocky Star uses Kansas comments as motivation
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