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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
  • 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 […]

  • Seahawks lineman D.J. Fluker overcomes two natural disasters, homelessness during journey to NFL

    RENTON, Wash– We’re putting a spotlight on Seahawks offensive lineman D.J. Fluker and we need a big one for him. He’s six-feet, five-inches tall and 342 pounds. Even more impressive than his massive frame is what Fluker was able to overcome during his path to the NFL. It’s why he calls himself “The Warrior” on social media. Fluker said, “For me, ‘The Warrior’ stands for all of the things I’ve been through.” He’s been through a lot, starting when he […]

  • Seattle teen to testify before Congress, urging them to act on climate change

    SEATTLE — A Seattle high school student has become a climate crusader with a national following, and she’s getting ready to testify before Congress. Jamie Margolin, 17, is a senior at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. She met with congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who co-sponsored the Green New Deal, Monday. Margolin organized a climate rally in Washington D.C. By age 15, she co-founded an international non-profit called Zero Hour that mobilizes young activists across the country and calls on lawmakers to […]

  • Surveillance video raises questions about Aberdeen police’s version of deadly officer-involved shooting

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Surveillance video of a deadly police shooting in Aberdeen Monday is raising questions about the official statement from the city’s police department. The shooting happened around noon after police say 41-year-old Kristopher Fitzpatrick was walking near Broadway and Heron Streets when an officer spotted him. Fitzpatrick had several outstanding warrants out for his arrest, including felony charges for drug possession. According to the Aberdeen Police Department, Fitzpatrick began yelling at officers, saying he refused to go back […]

  • For kids who have lost so much, Camp Sparkle offers a place to heal

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Some local kids impacted by cancer are returning to school this week knowing they are not alone in their fight. That’s because they spent time this summer at a free camp – filled with laughter, friendship and fun. During “circle time” at Camp Sparkle in Bellevue, 11-year-old Grayson Goodman feels safe talking about cancer. “My name is Grayson,” he said to the group of campers and counselors. “My dad died from cancer. Both of my grandpas died […]

  • Washington volunteers headed to Bahamas to help with Hurricane Dorian search and rescue

    SEATTLE — Rescue and recovery teams from Washington state are now in Florida preparing for Hurricane Dorian. Empact Northwest flew into Florida over the weekend. The approaching hurricane shut down the airport in Orlando so they drove to Atlanta. They are flying into Nassau, Bahamas on Wednesday. The team will then be airlifted into the hardest-hit areas for search and rescue operations and assessing the damage. Team leader with Empact Northwest Sil Wong-Underwood said in a Facetime interview from Florida, “We’ll […]

  • Make-A-Wish gives 10 kids the “ultimate” Seahawks experience

    RENTON, Wash. — Some young Seahawks fans who have faced critical illnesses got their wish to meet their favorite players Wednesday. Some of the 10 kids have battled cancer while others have received organ transplants. They each told Make-A-Wish their wish was to meet their favorite Seahawks players. And that’s just what happened. Seven-year-old Rini Olson received a heart transplant when she was just two, and she got the chance to hang out with Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett. She […]

  • From intern to Seahawks team president, Chuck Arnold’s story is 26 years in the making

    RENTON, Wash. – You could call it a championship in its own right. Chuck Arnold started out as an intern 26 years ago, and now he leads the Seahawks organization as team president. Arnold grew up in Tacoma loving the Seahawks, and he’s worked for his favorite team since the day he graduated from college. In his 26th season, he wants what every fan wants – another Super Bowl title. “We couldn’t pull it off without a hitch without a […]

  • After football, Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin turns passion to building family center

    SEATTLE — Former Seattle Seahawks star receiver Doug Baldwin is already making his next big play for the community. He’s throwing his support and $1 million of his own money into building a family community center in Renton. Baldwin says he wanted to give back to the Cascade-Benson community that supported him throughout his career. It was the place Baldwin moved to as an undrafted rookie in 2011 and a place that wrapped its arms around him. But Baldwin says […]

  • CEO of disability support organization discusses anniversary of ADA

    SEATTLE — Friday is the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It’s a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It also requires public places to be accessible. Q13’s Matt Lorch talked with Gene Boes, CEO of Northwest Center. The Seattle-based organization supports adults and children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Boes explained how the ADA has transformed lives in western Washington, and what it means to him personally.

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