Revive I-5 returns: Northbound I-5 in Seattle closed this weekend

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
  • Special Olympics Washington CEO: ‘We’ve got the best problem in the world right now’

    SEATTLE – The Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle were a huge success last week, for the athletes, the region, and the organization. Now Special Olympics is looking to use the big event as a springboard to support more athletes in our state. Q13 News’ Matt Lorch sat down to talk with Special Olympics Washington CEO Dave Lenox about the short-term and long-term impacts of the Games. “We’ve got the best problem in the world right now,” Lenox said. “We’re […]

  • Changemaker: Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver is a ‘soldier in the inclusion revolution’

    SEATTLE — The Special Olympics are about much more than sports. That’s the message Dr. Tim Shriver wants the world to know as the USA Games are nearing a close this week in Seattle. “People use to say, ‘It’s so nice that you do Special Olympics,’” he said. “I don’t do this ’cause it’s nice. I do this because it’s life changing. I do it because it’s urgent. I do it because it’s important to the world.” Born to the […]

  • Tens of thousands of people come to Seattle as Special Olympics USA Games begin

    SEATTLE – We saw fierce competition during the first full day of the Special Olympics USA Games on Monday in Seattle. The Games are the biggest multi-event sporting event in Western Washington in the last 25 years. About 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the country are in town, along with 70,000 spectators and 15,000 volunteers who gathered to send a message that inclusion matters. Q13 News’ Matt Lorch sat down Monday with Special Olympics president Matt Shriver and spoke […]

  • Special Olympics to host first health summit to improve care for people with intellectual disabilities

    SEATTLE– The Special Olympics USA Games will bring the biggest multi-day sporting event  in 25 years to our region along with 4,000 athletes, 10,000 family members and 70,000 cheering fans. It will also bring the organization’s first-ever Inclusive Health Summit. The goal is to improve health care for those with intellectual disabilities. On average, people with intellectual disabilities die 16 years earlier than the general population. Experts say it’s because of poor access to health care. On Saturday, June 30th, […]

  • Changemakers: Special Olympics volunteers make games special for athletes

    SEATTLE – It’s the biggest multi-day sporting event in the city in the past 25 years, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of more than 10,000 volunteers. Just days away from the Special Olympics USA games, a recent visit to Team Washington’s training camp revealed an army of dedicated helpers. Tom McCann has been involved for the past eight years and was recently named Special Olympics Washington Volunteer of the Year. “I don’t need the recognition,” he said. […]

  • Special Olympics torch on its way to Seattle, with some help from law enforcement

    SEATTLE – The Special Olympics torch, also known as the Flame of Hope, is on it’s way to Seattle. Members of law enforcement are now running the torch across the state. Q13 News’ Matt Lorch spoke with Rex Caldwell, who is on the Washington Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council, about the torch’s journey.

  • Microsoft on the forefront of hiring people with disabilities, autism

    SEATTLE – People with disabilities make up 6 percent of the U.S. workforce, yet they are twice as likely as the rest of the population to be unemployed. With those statistics in mind, Microsoft has made inclusive hiring a priority. “We need diversity,” said Jessica Rafuse, a program manager on the Redmond tech giant’s accessibility team. “We need people who are diverse in abilities. Diverse in thought.” That led Microsoft to host a job fair recently for people with disabilities. […]

  • Microsoft invests heavily in making technology accessible to all

    SEATTLE – For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, improving the lives of those with disabilities is grounded in his own experiences. His 21-year-old son, Zain, has cerebral palsy, is non-verbal and requires a wheelchair to get around. “One of the more gratifying things for me is to see how people view accessibility at Microsoft,” Nadella said. The company’s commitment to the creation of accessible technology was on full display recently at the Microsoft Ability Summit. Modified controllers were showcased that allow […]

  • Changemaker: Chief accessibility officer making Microsoft a leader in inclusive hiring

    REDMOND, Wash. – Jenny Lay-Flurrie will tell you she has the best job in the world. And yes, she believes it. Q13 News chose Lay-Flurrie as one of its Changemakers, as Microsoft’s chief accessibility officer has spent much of her career fighting to make work more attainable for people with disabilities. “I get to wake up and change the world,” Lay-Flurrie told Q13. Lay-Flurrie, who has been deaf for most of her life, has made “inclusive hiring” a priority at […]

  • What should you expect when the Special Olympics USA Games come to Seattle in July?

    SEATTLE – The Special Olympics USA Games are a big deal for Western Washington – and they’ll be here beofre you know it. Q13 News’ Matt Lorch sat down with the Games’ President and CEO, Beth Knox, to discuss the excitement and lasting impact the event is expected to bring. Four-thousand athletes and coaches from across the country will be in town from July 1-6 to compete in 14 sports. About 10,000 volunteers will also participate. The Games will take […]