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
  • WQAD Sports June 21st- Q.C. Storm begin new era of hockey

    –  Q.C. Storm unveiled as newest Quad Cities hockey team – Cubs and Cardinals suffer road losses

  • WQAD Sports June 7th Part 1- State Soccer Coverage

     Assumption girls cruise to Quarterfinal win Pleasant Valley falls in Quarterfinals to Waukee 3-1 Burlington Notre Dame falls in Quarters to Waverly Shell Rock 4-1

  • WQAD Sports June 7th Part 2- Rocks sendoff

    Lady Rocks receive hero’s sendoff Madison Keys falls in French Semifinals D.J. Carton selected for NBPA Elite camp Illini Transfer

  • WQAD Sport June 6th

     State soccer prreviews for Assumption and Burlington Notre Dame Wheelers excoted for home finale Chasson Randle Classic quickly approaching

  • WQAD Sports June 4th

    -Rock Island softball win Super Sectional title -Pleasant Valley, Burlington Notre Dame, and Assumption all punch their tickets to State Soccer tournament

  • Rockridge walks off with Semifinal win

    Rockridge’s Kadey Garrett delivered a a 2 run single in the 7th to give the Rockets a 4-3 semifinal win.

  • Bettendorf captures comback semifinal win

    After trailing 3-0 in the 2nd half, the Bulldogs score the final 3 goals in regulation to force OT.  In OT it’s Brant Mueller sending Bettendorf to State title game.

  • Lady Rocks strike Sectional gold

    Rock Island bests Edwardsville 4-3 in 11 innings.

  • Hall works overtime for semifinal win

    Hall bests Tuscola 2-1 in 8 innings to punch ticket to State title game.

  • WQAD Sports May 30th

    -Ethan Happ returns to Wisconsin -Tyler Hall returns to Montana State -Tyler Cook withdraws from NBA draft, returns to Iowa -Sterling baseball sees fantastic season come to an end -Hall ready for 1st trip to State semifinals -Pleasant Valley girls soccer advances, Bettendorf upset -Rock Island honors seniors headed to the college level

  • WQAD Sports May 29th

    -Rock Island Softball with Sectional win -Alleman softball falls just short in Sectionals -Rockridge softball rolls into semifinals -North Scott soccer wins postseason opener -Assumption soccer cruises to 13-0 win -Moss returns to Iowa

  • Rockridge rolls to Super Sectional win

    Rockridge uses a trio of home runs to races past St. Bede 10-0 in 6 innings.  The Rockets reached the mercy rule in the 6th thanks to a solo home run from Grace Preston.  The senior also fired a no-hitter for the Rockets.  Rockridge will now battle Pinckneyville in 2A semifinal action on Friday afternoon at 3pm.