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

  • 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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  • Players Reflect on 1 Last Game and Friendly Competion

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Players Reflect on 1 Last Game and Friendly Competion
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  • Illinois Girls Best Iowa by 3

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Illinois Girls Best Iowa by 3
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  • Iowa Boys Edge Illinois in OT

    Posted on: 10:58 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Iowa boys best Illinois 93-92 in OT
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  • Butler and Parks Steal Show in Dunk Contest

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Central’s Geo Bulter jumps over Ethan Happ on way to Dunk Contest Title
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  • Tom Kakert Breaksdown Huge Day for Hawkeyes from Dayton

    Posted on: 6:51 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    Tom Kakert Breaksdown Huge Day for Hawkeyes from Dayton
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  • Sabers Finish Fantastic Season With 2nd Place Trophy

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, March 15, 2014, by

    Central DeWitt falls just short in State title game
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  • Bulldogs End Special Season With Win

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, March 15, 2014, by

    Bettendorf earns 3rd place trophy
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  • North Cedar Brings Home State Hardward Despite Loss

    Posted on: 11:20 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    Knights fall to Treynor in 2A Quarterfinals
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