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 May 23rd- Geneseo softball earns Regional title, Rockridge and Newman with Sectional wins and more

    Geneseo softball earns Regional title with 8-3 win over IVC Rockridge hammers Midwest Central 16-0 Newman edges Princeton at Orion Sectional Moline baseball bests United Township

  • WQAD’s Matt Randazzo sits down with JDC Champion Michael Kim

    WQAD Sports Director Matt Randazzo sits down with JDC Champion Michael Kim.  JDC Tournament director Clair Peterson talks 2019 field.

  • WQAD Sports May 20th- Pioneers and Chargers 3 peat; Princeton softball makes history

     Alleman bests St. Bede 5-3 to earn 3rd straight Regional title Orion edges Mercer County for their 3rd straight Regional title Princeton softball makes school history with Regional title

  • WQAD Sports Part 2- May 17th

    Alleman girls soccer wins Sectional Rockridge softball win regional title Wheelers roll past Cedar Rapids

  • WQAD Sports May 17th – Part 1- Iowa State Track

    Bettendorf’s Darien Porter sets new state record in 400 Meter run Cal-Wheat races to distance medley state title More track results from Iowa

  • WQAD Sports May 14th

    Rockridge softball bests A&W in regional semifinal Mercer County softball bests Kewanee Erie-Prophetstown races past Sherrard United Township soccer sees season end Alleman Soccer wins Sectional semifinal Pleasant Valley boys clinch share of MAC title Jake Gervase signs with Rams Cubs best Reds Cardinals hammer Braves 14-3

  • WQAD Sports May 13th

    JDC Legend Steve Stricker wins 1st major Bettendorf girls race past Clinton Geneseo soccer rolls into postseason Parker Hesse signs with Tennessee Titans at tight end

  • WQAD Sports May 6th- Life is Bigger than Sports

    Assumption girls soccer stays perfect with 5-1 win over P.V. Moline and Quincy tie 1-1; share Western Big 6 Title North and Muscatine come together to support Coach Gamble’s family as daughter Kenzie battles ovarian cancer Cubs fall to Marlins Cardinals hammer Phils Chasson Randle “Dream Big” Camp registraion opens

  • WQAD Sports – May 2nd

    Pleasant Valley girls race to MAC Track title Bettendorf boys earn MAC Track Title Isaiah Moss to transfer from Iowa Chasson Randle reflects on break through season and proving doubters wrong Wheelers begins tough home stretch

  • WQAD Sports April 25th – NFL Draft coverage

    Iowa makes NFL draft history by becoming the 1st school to have 2 tight ends drafted in the 1st round in the same year. Packers get defensive in NFL draft Rock Island celebrates special NFL roots

  • WQAD Sports – April 24th

    University of Iowa to retire Megan Gustafson’s #10 Cubs comeback to beat Dodgers Cardinals sweep Brewers Bears ready to make the most out of 5 picks

  • WQAD Sports April 23rd

    Assumption girls stay perfect in MAC with 6-0 victory over North Scott Moline girls best rival Rock Island 4-0 Cardinals best Brewers Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2 Iowa proud of growing Tight End U reputation

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