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 4th

    -Ruslan Gipson throws out 1st pitch at Busch -Lady Rocks race to Western Big 6 track title -Lady Rocks Softbal earns outright WB6 title -Geneseo soccer cruises to win -PV earns MAC tennis title -Gary Belger steps down at Muscatine

  • WQAD Sports May 2nd

    -Pleasant Valley girls races to 4th straight MAC track title -Bettendorf edges PV for MAC boys title -Brea Beal invited to US 18U National team trials -Pleasant Valley girls soccer surprising with great start -Sox win on walk off

  • WQAD Sports May 1st

    – Pleasant Valley soccer sweeps Bettendorf in MAC boys/girls doubleheader -Moline soccer hands Quincy 1st Western Big 6 loss – MLB highlghts -Carl Sandburg and Black Hawk share conference title

  • D.J. Carton’s drive leads to 19 offers to play D1 college basketball

    Nearly a decade later, DJ Carton's childhood goal of playing D1 has become a reality.

  • 17 Pioneers sign to play at next level

    Anthony Barrios  Black Hawk College  Baseball Dora Cacari   Scott Community College  Soccer Haley DeWitte  Kirkwood Community College   Softball Bailey Estes   Culver- Stockton College  Softball Bridget Ferguson   St. Ambrose    Cheerleading Erik Hoffman  Mount Mercy University   Baseball John Huntley   U of Wisconsin Platteville  Track and Field Alyssa Klauer   Augustana College  Track and Field Chris McFarland   College of DuPage   Baseball Joey Miller     University of Dubuque    Tennis Jenna Pauley   Monmouth College   Softball Jessica Pauley   Kirkwood Community College  Softball Collin Rogiers   St. […]

  • Defense dominates Iowa Sporing game

    The Iowa defense gets interceptions from Amani Hooker and Assumption’s Jake Gervase in Spring scrimmage.

  • WQAD Sports April 20th

    -Bettendorf Girls soccer -Bettendorf Boys best Central -Alleman softball hammers Quincy -Illinois and Iowa State Volleyball -MLB baseball

  • WQAD Sports April 19th

    – Bettendorf wins own track invite – Cubs best Cardinals -Bandits win despite crazy play -Bears open with Packers in primetime

  • Alleman uses yoga for mental advantage

      “Preseason last year we decided we have 3 weeks or 21 days before or 1st game and it get a little redundant because we are inside most of the time and we thought what can we do to break things up?” explains Alleman head coach Jerry Burkhead. The answer–  yoga. “It was a chuckle.   Coach was like we’re gonna do yoga and we were like what?” joked Luke Trondson. “1st thing that went through my mind was just […]

  • Cook battles cancer with support from Rockridge family

  • Olsen tracks a legendary track career

    Augustana’s Paul Olsen has been the face of Augustana  track for over 5 decades.  The legendary head coach leaves will retire after this season, but takes with him countless memories.   Over the year Olsen has “tracked” the memories with picture after picture.  Each picture hanging in his office has a different story that will last forever.

  • Bandits ready to play opening night game in the cold

    The Boys of Summer return to the Quad Cities on Thursday night, but someone forgot to remind Mother Nature.  Cold temps are expected for the opener.  Something the players insist they must get use to.