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
  • Geneseo Volleyball stays red hot

    Geneseo sweeps Rochelle 2 games to none to improve to 15-6 on the season.

  • Midwest Technical Institute Score Standout- Carlee Camlin

    Rock Island volleyball standout Carlee Camlin earn the 4 week Score Standout winner.  The Rocky senior had 29 assists, 8 digs, and 2 aces in a win over Alleman.

  • Davenport North earns first 4-1 start since 1987

    Davenport North began their Homecoming weekend in style on Thursday night with a 13-7 win over Linn-Mar.  The Wildcats are now 4-1 on the season for the 1st time since 1987 and for just the 2nd time in school history.

  • Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to stay in the QC

    The Missouri Valley Women's Basketball Tournament has called the Quad Cities home since 2016; and that's not changing anytime soon.

  • WQAD Sports 8/27

      Illini name A.J. Bush starting QB Mark Kallenberger to get start for Hawkeyes U.T. soccer cruises past Princeton Cubs best  Mets at Wrigley Dan Gable invades Grid Club

  • High School volleyball 8/21/2018

    Bettendorf sweeps North Clinton bests North Scott in 5 games Orion best Moline

  • The Score Preview- Assumption

    The Knights boast quality over quantity in 2018.  Assumption has just 26 players on the varsity roster with 8 being underclassmen.  Brandon Schlichting replaces Jayce Levy at quarterback.

  • The Score Preview- Boilermakers eyes different results in 2018

    After 4 straight 6-4 seasons, the Boilermakers are eager for different and better results this fall.

  • The Score Preview- Rocks motivated for 2018

    The Rocks biggest motivation for 2018 rests in a game they didn’t even play in.  The Western Big 6 title was determined at Rocky Stadium, but in a game between rivals Moline and Alleman.  The Rocks hope to stay healthy and change that outcome this fall.

  • The Score previews Annawan-Wethersfield

    The Titans won a conference title and 9 games in 2017.  Brandon Johnston’s team hopes to make the playoffs for the 11th straight season in this fall and make a long postseason run.  The Titans will rely on a talented group of skill position players in 2018.

  • The Score Previews Sterling Football

    The Golden Warriors enjoyed a record setting season in 2017.  Sterling hopes to continue that success this fall.  Jon Schlemmer’s team boasts size and speed and the latest group of Warriors are eager to write a new chapter of Sterling football.

  • Randle signs with Wizards as his 2nd annual camp kicks off

    The next chapter of Chasson Randle’s basketball career will take him to our Nation’s capital.  The former Rock Island standout has signed with Washington and will go to training camp with the Wizards. The news came on day 1 of Randle’s 2nd annual Dream Big basketball camp.  Over 200 youngsters will learn the game and life skills from Randle and several our camp instructors.