Weekend Anchor/Weekday Reporter
Matthew joined the WTVY news team in May of 2013. He is a proud graduate of Appalachian State University. Matthew is enthusiastic about meeting people in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia.
Before making the move to the Wiregrass from the mountains of western North Carolina, Matthew rotated positions as a reporter, anchor and producer for Channel A News, the student-run newscast at ASU. In the summer of 2012, he got his start in journalism as a newsroom intern at WYFF News 4, the NBC affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina.
His favorite parts of reporting are building relationships with community members, uncovering the truth, and advocating for positive change.
In February of 2014, Matthew won the Florida Associated Press Award for Best Hard News Feature for his coverage of bodies being exhumed at the infamous Dozier School for boys in Marianna, Florida.
In his spare time, Matthew loves running, backpacking, playing guitar, collecting records, and checking out the best local places to eat. If you see him around town, be sure to stop and introduce yourself!
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? November 10||Hometown? Anderson, SC|
|Alma Mater? Appalachian State University||Number of kids? None|
|Number of siblings? 1 twin brother, Luke||Number of pets (and names)?No pets|
|When did you join WTVY? May 2013||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Bonkers|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? Small-town atmosphere||What scares you? Extremely tight spaces|
|What are your hobbies? Running, hiking, playing guitar, going to live shows, road trips, amateur cooking||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? Mad Men|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress? Bill Murray||What is your favorite movie? Star Wars, probably|
|What movie do you never want to see again? The Boy in the Striped Pajamas||What toys did you play with as a child?Legos, Lincoln Logs, Hotwheels, anything with moving parts|
|As a child, what did you want to be? A "newsman"||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Embrace. When I can afford it.|
|Do you text? I think this quiz needs updating. Answer would be yes.||What/who's on your iPod? Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, Paul Simon|
|What or who was your last Google? Roth IRA||Do you have any hidden talents? I think I'm a decent singer.|
|What's your guilty pleasure?Top 40 Radio, Lots of dessert||Dream Vacation? Backpack South America|