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
  • Parker Kress inspires in improbable hoops debut

    It’s not everyday that a sophomore basketball game becomes a bigger story than the varsity game, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday night when Pleasant Valley sophomore Parker Kress hit the hardwood. Just eight months ago, the idea of Parker lacing up for a game was unthinkable. A fight with cancer resulted in an infection in Parker’s right leg and the ultimate decision to have the leg amputated in March. “The day of the surgery, of course we were […]

  • Rock Island grad Tyler Hall shining for Montana State Bobcats

    Hall is a junior at Montana State University.

  • Davenport North races to win in opener

    Davenport North gets an 11-2 start on their way to a 65-58 victory over Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

  • Galesburg streaks past United Township

    The Streaks best U.T. in a Western Big 6 showdown 62-41.

  • Pleasant Valley standouts to next level

    Brooke Harris (Volleyball) – College of Charleston Elissa Moylan (Volleyball) – Southeast Missouri State University Kelsey Ruff (Volleyball) – Augustana University in Sioux Falls Alexia Lara (Softball) – Drake University Ellie Spelhaug (Basketball) – Bradley University Kira Arthofer (Basketball) – Eastern Illinois University

  • Iowa’s Jewell earns Jack Lambert Award

    Josey Jewell received he Jack Lambert Award on Monday.  The award goes to the nation’s best linebacker.

  • Campbell signs new 6 year deal

    Matt Campbell is staying in Ames.  The Iowa State head coach agreed to a new 6 year contract worth 22.5 million dollars.  Campbell led the Cyclones to  7-5 record this past season and their 1st bowl game in 5 years.

  • Quartet of Bulldogs head to next level

    Maddi Banks (Softball)- Washington Emily Ivory (Basketball) – UMKC Caleb Aman (Swimming) – Wisconsin Sam Galvin (Swimming)- Youngstown State

  • Underwood heaps praise on Augustana

    Augustana is far from you normal D-3 opponent.  The Vikings have Illinois’ full attention and a great deal of respect for Grey Giovanine and his program.

  • Bettendorf impresses in season opening win

    The Bulldogs use a big 2nd half to pull away from Linn-Mar 58-33.

  • Lady Lancers roll in opener

    The defending 4A state champs picked up right where they left off last season.  North Scott rolled to a 66-36 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

  • United Township girls best Alleman

    The Panther start conference play with a 49-40 road win at Don Morris gym.