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

  • Marble Named 1st Team All B1G

    Posted on: 11:10 pm, March 10, 2014, by

    arble becomes 1st Hawkeye since 2007 to receive honor
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  • United Township Names Kirby New Head Coach

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, March 10, 2014, by

    Jason Kirby takes over Panther Football program.  Kirby has coached at Burea Valley, Sherrard, and Rockridge
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  • Score Play of the Night- Rocky’s Jones Takes Flight

    Posted on: 11:39 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Score Play of the Night- Rocky’s Jones Takes Flight
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  • Dixon Strikes Regional Gold

    Posted on: 11:22 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Dixon best Mandota at LP Regionals
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  • Dunlap Bests Galesburg in Regional Title Game

    Posted on: 11:17 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Dunlap Bests Galesburg in Regional Title Game
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  • Wethersfield’s Fantastic Season Ends in Sweet 16

    Posted on: 11:16 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Geese fall to Mendon Unity in Sectional Championship
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  • Newman Punches Ticket to Elite Eight

    Posted on: 11:12 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Comets best I.C. Catholic 65-59
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  • Rockridge Sees Record Setting Season Come to End

    Posted on: 11:08 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Rockridge falls to Bloomington Central Catholic 56-55
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  • Rocks Roll to Regional Title

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Rock Island best United Township for Regional Gold
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  • Burlington Notre Dame Captures 1A State Title

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 01:53pm, March 8, 2014

    Nikes best Newell Fonda for 1st State Championship
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  • Mediapolis Finishes Fantastic Season in 3A State Semifinals

    Posted on: 11:13 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    Bullettes end great season at 24-2 after semifinal loss
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  • Burlington Notre Dame Wins Semifinal Thriller

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    Nikes punch ticket to 1A State Championship game with 65-58 win
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