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As a Bellevue native, I’m thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the community I love.

I joined the talented news team here at Q13 FOX in 2011. You can find me weekdays anchoring the 4PM and 5PM newscasts with Marni Hughes.
I’ve worked all over the country, most recently anchoring for WHDH in Boston. Before that I spent time at WPLG in Miami, WBAL in Baltimore, KIVI in Boise, and KHQA in Quincy, Illinois.

I take pride in telling important stories that impact people’s lives. I’m honored to have a daily platform to do just that.

As a proud University of Washington alum, my Saturdays are spent cheering on the Huskies. Sundays are dedicated to the Seahawks. I’m still waiting for the day my beloved Sonics return to town.

When I’m not at the station, I love to ski, hike, and spend time with my wife and two young children.

If you have a story you think we should cover, please send me an email: Matt@Q13fox.com


Recent Articles
  • Seahawks players compete to raise money, support families living with autism

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — The NFL season is still months away, but the Seahawks scored big in Bellevue Thursday night, supporting local families living with autism. General Manager John Schneider and his wife, Traci, who have a 16-year-old son on the autism spectrum, held their annual fundraiser for Ben’s Fund. They called on past and present Seahawks to help. Matt Lorch brings us the impressive effort in his video report.  

  • City of Bellevue is ‘planning’ to bring self-driving vehicles to Eastside

    BELLEVUE, Wash– Get ready to see self-driving vehicles in Western Washington. The city of Bellevue is in discussions to test self-driving van pools to bring commuters into the city and self-driving shuttles to ferry them around downtown. They’ve brought in transportation guru Steve Marshall to investigate the possibilities, lead those discussions, and if it makes sense, create partnerships to make it happen. “These are real,” says Marshall, Bellevue’s transportation technology partnership manager.  “We’re actually starting the planning process and thinking about […]

  • Seahawks GM, wife expand support for families living with autism

    RENTON, Wash.– As general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, John Schneider understands pressure. He says what he experiences at home, raising a 16-year-old son on the autism spectrum, provides much-needed perspective. “We’re in entertainment,” Schneider says about working in the NFL.  Turning to families living with autism, he continues, “That’s the real world and it really brings your focus back on point really quick.” Schneider and his wife, Traci, are determined to provide a successful transition for son Ben from […]

  • Changemaker: Kristi Everett and team of pet finders reunite lost dogs with owners

    If you ever lose your dog, Kristi Everett and her army of local volunteers are ready to jump into action to help you find it.

  • Driving the future: Is the testing of self-driving cars on public roads putting you in danger?

    SEATTLE — Efforts are being made right now to bring more testing of self-driving cars to Western Washington, including Bellevue. After a self-driving Uber was involved in an accident that killed a woman in Arizona March 18th, some are asking, could that testing put the rest of us in danger? Since the deadly crash, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has been accused of making that state the ‘Wild West’ for testing self-driving cars. Last summer, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an […]

  • Did Inslee’s decision to allow self-driving cars endanger Washington residents?

    SEATTLE – A deadly accident involving a self-driving car in Arizona has shut down testing of the vehicles for Uber… It`s also raised questions about whether our state should allow similar testing. Last summer, Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order, clearing the way to test robo-cars in Washington. Q13 News’ Matt Lorch talked to Daniel Malarkey, a senior fellow at the Sightline Institue, who says that move may be putting all of us in danger.

  • Starbucks commits to helping solve region’s homeless crisis

    SEATTLE, Wash.– Starbucks wants to deliver on more than just your coffee needs. During the company’s shareholders meeting in Seattle, Starbucks announced a commitment to solving our region’s homeless crisis. Over the last two winters, Starbucks has helped raise more than $6 million to support Mary’s Place Emergency Shelter for Families, helping bring 2,000 family members inside out of the cold. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson telling the crowd of thousands, “To have children in our own community, through no fault […]

  • Changemakers: High school students help classmates cope with potentially dangerous stress, anxiety

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two teenagers from Bellevue realized many of their classmates were struggling — so they came up with a solution. Seventeen-year-old Sachi Madan and 15-year-old Rosie Huang are two of the high-achieving students at Newport High School. They also admit they’re stressed out because of it, and at times, struggling with pressure to perform. Severe anxiety is a real thing for students. During the first month of this school year, Bellevue schools saw a significant spike in students […]

  • Changemaker: Alan Barnard wants to make sure relief can reach you after an earthquake

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Are you prepared for the Big One? Realtor-turned-rescuer Alan Barnard wants to make sure critical supplies can reach everyone in our state following a catastrophic earthquake. Barnard has put together a team of volunteer pilots ready to respond. It’s now part of the emergency management plan in Clallam County on the Olympic Peninsula, the first of its kind in the state. Barnard, a recreational pilot himself, realized his plane and others could be the fastest way […]

  • Driving the future: Are self-driving cars coming to Western Washington?

    Many say self-driving cars are going to revolutionize how we get around — and Q13 News’ Matt Lorch traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to go for a ride. Several companies are testing self-driving vehicles down there right now, taking along anyone who is willing. Uber, for example, is testing the vehicles with a vehicle operator behind the wheel. After hitting a silver button in the center console, the car is in self-driving mode. Our vehicle operator named Nick places his hands […]