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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
  • Galesburg streaks past Alleman

    Silver Streaks pull away in 4th quarter to earn 54-48 win.

  • U.T. Girls best rival Moline

    United Township improves to 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in WB6 with win over rival Moline.

  • Rockridge Boys edge U.T.

    Rockets and Panthers go to overtime in Geneseo with Rockridge edging United Township by 1.

  • Ambrose edges Ashford

    14th ranked St. Ambrose bests #20 Ashford 72-65.

  • Defending Champs open season with impressive win

    The Annawan Girls basketball team has reloaded once again.  The defending state champs beat Orion in their opener 75-40.

  • Rocks roll to 2nd win of the season

    Rock Island girls roll past Geneseo 66-30.

  • Hawkeyes focused on record setting back

    Iowa welcomes Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin to Kinnick the weekend.  The Badgers back is coming off and NCAA record 408 yards in win over Nebraska last week.

  • Willies hopes to run reverse back to the Hawkeyes

    Less than a month after leaving the Iowa football team, Derrick Willies has had a change of heart.  The former Rock Island standout issued a statement to the HawkeyeReport.com this morning saying he hopes to return to the team.   Willies sited getting closer to his ailing father in Arizona as a reason for his departure.  He now hopes to relocate his dad to Iowa and work his way back on the team.  Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz declined to comment […]

  • Bulldogs advance in 5 game thriller

    The Bettendorf Volleyball team hadn’t seen a 5th game all season, until Thursday.  The Bulldogs bested Johnston in a thrilling semifinal match to punch their ticket to their 3rd straight State Championship match.

  • Roman makes jump to Mizzou

    Wethersfield’s Karissa Roman makes jump to the SEC.  The reigning State champ in the high jump signs with Missouri.

  • Maroon Signing Day

    Austin Fancher- Parkland Community College (Baseball) Keely Knobloch- St Ambrose (Track/CC) Brett Newberg – Austin Peay (Baseball) Marley Patrick- Ashford (Volleyball) Kellie Smet- Kirkwood Community College (Softball)

  • Trio from Mepo make future plans official

    Heidi Hillyard (Basketball- UNI) Andrea Larson (Basketball- Wayne State) Cole Erickson (Wrestling- Iowa)


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