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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
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    Muskies Shutout in State opener

    Wes Des Moines Valley blanks Muscatine 3-0 in 5A Quarterfinal in Fort Dodge.  Muskies play again Wednesday at 10 am.

  • Assumption edges Central DeWitt

    Knights edge Central DeWitt 5-4 to advance to substate final.

  • West outslugs Bettendorf

    The Falcons pile up 11 runs to best Bettendorf 11-7.  The MAC Champs use a five run 5th to advance to substate final.

  • Clinton rallies to extend postseason run

    Clinton strikes for 3 runs in top 7th to knock of North Scott 9-8.

  • Report- MVC Women’s Tournament heading to Moline

    The iwireless Center has scheduled a press conference for Thursday at 2pm where they are expected to announce that the MVC Women’s Tournament will be played in Moline in 2016.

  • MAC Champs cap of conference play with win

    Alex Peek gave the West an early lead with a 1st inning homer and the Falcons never gave it back.  West goes on to best Clinton 7-1.

  • VIDEO- Spartans punch ticket to Fort Dodge

    Pleasant Valley’s Ashley Yattoni did it all for the Spartans in the Regional Final against West.  The Senior twirled 5 shutout innnings and add 3 RBI’s in a 6-0 win over the Falcons.  

  • Spieth happy to give back

    The Quad City community has given so much to Jordan Spieth, and the 20 year is egar to give back.  The 2013 JDC Champ joined Brian Harmon at Short Hills Country Club for event benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley.

  • Guthrie hopes to give fans reason to celebrate this week

    there are plenty of illini products in this year’s JDC field, including Luke Guthrie.  The Quincy native impressed in his JDC debut in 2012, finishing in 5th place.   This year, a relaxed Guthrie is hoping to quench some of his fans’ thrist.  

  • Another Jordan eyes JDC success

    Jordan Spieth won’t be the only Jordan to watch this week at the John Deere Classic.  Jordan Niebrugge should receive plenty of attention as well.  The 20 year old amateur has enjoyed plenty of success of late and played in The Masters earlier this year.  The Oklahoma State junior to be is eager to make the most most of this week’s opportunity.

  • Zach talks “Magic” of JDC

    2012 John Deere Classic Champion Zach Johnson has seen it all at Deere Run and is convinced “magic” truly does happen.  Johnson finished 2nd last year after a magical 18 for Jordan Spieth.

  • Hawkeye duo hits Deere Run with JDC Champ

    Former Iowa standout Steven Ihm and current hawkeye Raymond Knoll played a practice 9 with Jordan Spieth on Tuesday.  Both golfers were eager to lean from 1 of golf’s biggest names  


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