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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
  • Zach gives back in Eastern Iowa

    Zach Johnson hosted his annual Foundation Golf outing on Monday of John Deere Classic week.  Former JDC Champs Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker were among several golfers joining Johnson.  The event raises money for “Kids of Course”, which benefits young people in Eastern Iowa.

  • Knights walk off sparks MAC sweep

    After blowing a 3 run lead, Assumption gets 2 in the 7th to walk off with game 1 win.  Assumption would take the nightcap 6-2.

  • Spartans eye another MAC Title

    The Pleasant Valley softball team is off to a perfect start in MAC play.  The Spartans have replaced several starters from last year thanks to strong senior leadership.

  • VIDEO- Behind the Magic of the John Deere Classic

    The 2014 John Deere Classic in now less than 2 weeks away.  But before the “Magic” happens on 18 Sunday afternoon, thousands of workers and volunteers make sure that the JDC is 1 on the best events on the PGA tour.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the John Deere Classic so special.

  • Lady Spartans stay perfect in MAC

    Pleasant Valley sweeps Davenport North 11-4 and 9-2.  Spartans now a perfect 12-0 in MAC play.

  • King gives back through game he loves

    Mitch King enjoyed a great football career at Burlington High School, the University of Iowa, and NFL.  Now the former hawkeye is giving back.  King will host the 2nd annual Mitch King Football Academy July 18th-20th in Burlington.  The camp features king and some of his former teammates from Iowa and the NFL.

  • Remembering Father’s Day 2010 – 3 Generations of Randazzo

    2010 Father’s Day edition of Q.C. Sports Spotlight- 3 Generations of Randazzo

  • Sterling earns 3rd place State finish

    The Golden Warriors capped off their 2014 season in style in East Peoria.  Sterling shut out Chicago St. Ignatius 4-0 to capture 3rd in 3A.

  • Sterling continues to battle in semifinal loss

    The Golden Warriors dug themselves a 9-0 hole but continued to battle back in their 3A Semifinal with Manteno.  The Panthers eventually win 14-7, leaving Sterling to battle for 3rd.

  • Assumption Knights

    Lady Knights head to Des Moines with extra motivation

    3 time defending State Champion Assumption heads to Des Moines without #1 ranking and plenty of work ahead of them.  but the Lady Knights are eager to prove any doubters wrong.

  • MAC Quartet eye hat trick in Des Moines

    After battling against each other all season, a MAC quarter now has a common goal.  Assumption, North Scott, Pleasant Valley, and Bettendorf head to Des Moines with a great chance at 3 State titles for the conference.  At one point this season the MAC boasted the #1 ranked team in all 3 classes.

  • Sterling Softball simply reloads

    The Golden Warriors are headed back to State for the 2nd year in a row.  Sterling graduated several key seniors last year, but have simply reloaded with talent.