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
  • Al Gore says work continues on climate crisis despite ‘Trump setbacks’

    SEATTLE — More than a decade after former Vice President Al Gore released a documentary, getting much of this country talking about climate change, he’s back with more. This Friday marks the nationwide release of another movie, titled, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In the movie, cameras follow Gore around the globe as he continues to push world leaders to act on the climate crisis. Yes, he takes aim at President Donald Trump. In fact, the production studio changed the […]

  • Seahawks legend Curt Warner shares family’s struggles raising twins with autism

    Seahawks legendary running back Curt Warner says he disappeared from the spotlight for two decades because his family was in crisis.

  • Could your city add income tax next? Coalition says time to fight back is now

    SEATTLE – Could Seattle’s income tax could spread to other cities and other income brackets? That’s the question from a coalition that launched a legal fight against the city last week. They say the so-called “tax on the wealthy'”will end up costing all of us. Anti-income tax crusader and Seattle venture capitalist Matt McIlwain is leading the charge. He says Seattle’s income tax will crush our region’s prosperity and send jobs elsewhere. “We really have a competitive advantage here,” McIlwain […]

  • With adjournment looming, lawmakers still haven’t passed capital budget to pay for construction projects

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiations on a water rights bill, meaning that the Legislature is likely to adjourn its triple overtime session without a vote on a two-year $4 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state. Legislative leaders said that they planned to adjourn Thursday, the last day of the most recent special session, though some negotiators would continue their work next week on the issue. […]

  • Skyrocketing demand has Northwest nonprofits feeling squeezed

    SEATTLE — Many of the organizations providing essential services in our communities are also facing unprecedented challenges. It’s leading to fear that the people who rely on those services may be left out. The Seattle metropolitan area is growing by roughly 1,100 people per week. That’s rapidly increasing demand on nonprofits providing critical services. Boyer Children’s Clinic is the largest early intervention provider in Seattle, delivering therapy and education services to babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities for the […]

  • Secretary of State Wyman: Trump’s widespread voter fraud claims ‘ludicrous’

    SEATTLE – Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says President Donald Trump and his voter-fraud investigators can have access to voter information that’s public and listed on the state`s website. But for now, that’s all they can have. Wyman’s decision follows a request and mounting pressure from the White House to hand over voter data, some of it personal. President Trump has claimed that if it weren’t for voter fraud, he would have won the popular vote in last November’s […]

  • Courage, sacrifice, heroism: Q13 FOX is honoring local Vietnam War veterans

    Q13 FOX recently honored Vietnam War veterans, with new stories of an individual Northwest veteran’s courage, sacrifice and heroism. We’d also like to invite you to share a photo of the veteran in your life. Upload the photo below and tell us who it is, when they served and a sentence or two about their service. We’ll be adding your photos to this gallery throughout the week so be sure to check back and share it with your friends! View our tributes […]

  • Vietnam vets launch new mission to give aging B-52 a place of honor and glory

    EVERETT, Wash. — Two retired military pilots who were both shot down during the Vietnam War have launched a new mission together. They’ve joined the original flight crew of a B-52 bomber nicknamed “Midnight Express” to restore the aging warbird to its old glory. The B-52 Stratofortress, built by Boeing and owned by the Museum of Flight, has been parked on the grass at Paine Field in Everett for the past 26 years. Mostly untouched. Definitely unappreciated. It has special […]

  • Vietnam vets share war stories as U.S. commits to honoring them

    Across the U.S., communities are coming together and holding events to honor Vietnam veterans and their families. It’s a government-led initiative called the Vietnam War Commemoration, engaging 10,000 event partners, ranging from the Boy Scouts of America to the NFL. The goal: to send a simple message to Vietnam vets thanking them for their service. To better understand Vietnam veterans, their struggles, and the war, the Commemoration is gathering their stories on video. Their first-hand accounts will live forever in the […]

  • Memory of a local MIA Navy pilot brought two strangers together — with a bracelet

    SEATTLE — As we celebrate our nation’s veterans, we’re sharing the story of two strangers who were brought together by the memory of a local Navy pilot who went missing in action during the Vietnam War. Matt Lorch has more on the bracelet that has connected them forever.