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As a Bellevue native, I love being back in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the community I love!

I joined the talented news team here at Q13 FOX in 2011.
I’ve worked all over the country, most recently anchoring for WHDH in Boston. Before that I spent time as an anchor and reporter at WPLG in Miami, WBAL in Baltimore, KIVI in Boise, and KHQA in Quincy, Illinois.

I take pride in covering our community and the people who make it so special. That’s why I created a franchise called Changemakers, highlighting the remarkable people who live here and dedicate endless hours to making this a better place. As a Seahawks fan, it’s also incredibly rewarding to share stories about your favorite Seahawks players off the field. Their passions, journeys to the NFL, and commitments to support our communities.

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 host events for nonprofits, making our community even stronger. I’m also passionate about skiing and spending time with my wife and two young children. My son has physical and intellectual disabilities. Because of that, I feel it’s important to advocate for those with disabilities, both on the air and in life.

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

Recent Articles
  • Seahawks DT Quinton Jefferson brings attention to program helping troubled youth get back on track

    RENTON, Wash — Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson has made a number of big plays this season. He says he’s living the NFL dream thanks to the right influences around him. He wants to do that for teenagers in King County who have found themselves in trouble with the law. Jefferson grew up in Pittsburgh. He saw too much violence, too many of his friends made poor decisions. “Coming from Pittsburgh you see a lot of incarceration, especially in young […]

  • Seahawks inspire two local high school students battling serious medical conditions

    RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks scored big for two students from Liberty High School in Renton who have been through so much. Sixteen-year-old Makenna Thomas has been battling cancer in her spine. Seventeen-year-old Zoe Owens developed a tumor that created several cysts in her brain. The Seahawks had a message for them — they’re not alone in their fight. In February 2018, Thomas got her cancer diagnosis. One of her first visitors in the hospital was a classmate she barely knew. […]

  • Seahawks star receiver Tyler Lockett shares special bond with great grandma: ‘She helped take care of me’

    “She’s always been there to support me every single day.”

  • Seahawks lift Green Beret to return to battlefield, he repays the gift

    To watch the story click: Story on Seahawks lifting Green Beret to return to battlefield SEATTLE — Green Beret Ryan Hendrickson says in his darkest days, the Seahawks were there for him. For the 41-year-old member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, his deep connection with his favorite team began half a world away, in Afghanistan in 2010, when Hendrickson stepped on an improvised explosive device. “The explosion and the flash happened,” Hendrickson said. “I remember I was on the […]

  • ‘This is what you dream of’: Sounders players overwhelmed by fan support during victory parade

    SEATTLE – It was a sea of green and blue converging in the heart of Seattle on Tuesday as Sounders players and fans alike celebrated the team’s second MLS championship. It was a show of civic pride with thousands showing up to support the Sounders and their coach. The parade started at Westlake Park and ended at the Seattle Center, and all the way Washingtonians proved they know how to party. Fans told Q13 News that the soccer community feels […]

  • No Child Sleeps Outside raising money to bring kids indoors and find families homes

    SEATTLE – We talk a lot about the homelessness crisis, but it’s easy to forget just how many homeless people in our region are children. Mary’s Place, one of the leading providers of emergency shelter for families in this region is partnering with area businesses, including Starbucks, to bring those kids indoors. Q13’s Matt Lorch is joined by two special guests with more on how you can help. For more information, click: No Child Sleeps Outside Here’s a look at […]

  • Luke Willson relishing return to Seattle after facing uncertain NFL future

    SEATTLE — A familiar chant can be heard once again this season at Seahawks games. It comes raining down, home or away, every time tight end Luke Willson makes a catch. In a surprise move, he returned to Seattle after Week 3. During his first five seasons in Seattle, Willson gave fans memories in some big moments – catching the two-point conversion in the NFC championship in 2015 that helped send the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl. In 2018, […]

  • Veterans discuss service, sacrifice ahead of Bellevue Veterans Day ceremony

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Q13’s Matt Lorch sat down with two decorated veterans to talk about the importance of Veterans Day, which is now just a few weeks away. Veterans Joe Crecca and Gregory Lucas discussed their service as well as what the upcoming holiday means to them. “Veterans Day is a day where we honor those who have paid a debt that’s our debt to pay. The veterans, and the active-duty military, are folks who are daily placing themselves in […]

  • Firestorm over massive pile of fire wood in Lake Stevens

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A man in Lake Stevens is in a back and forth battle with the city over a huge pile of wood on his property. Shane McDaniel says the city is trying to fine him tens of thousands of dollars because the pile is too high. The city claims it’s a fire hazard. McDaniel says more than 100 other people helped him split it, and that they donate it to people in need. McDaniel claims that the […]

  • D.K. Metcalf overcomes serious neck injury to become Seahawks’ breakout talent

    SEATTLE — Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf is coming off another impressive game, with four catches for 69 yards.  He’s been the breakout player in this year’s rookie class. Remarkable, considering that one year ago he wondered if he’d ever play football again. At 6 feet 4 inches, 230 pounds, and all muscle, he looks invincible. However, this time last year, he suffered a serious injury that ended his season and raised questions if his days playing football were over.  So […]

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