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
  • 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.

  • Boeing says it might have to shut down 737 Max production in Renton

    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg warned investors Wednesday that the company might need to further slow or temporarily halt its 737 Max production.

  • Remembering Gordon Hayes: The nonprofit our Q13 family member wanted you to know about

    Here at Q13 News, we recently lost our friend and coworker Gordon Hayes to cancer. He was only 62 years old. Gordon loved his family, music and the Seahawks. He stood for civility and kindness and was a good friend to so many of us. So we'd like to put the spotlight on a program that was important to him.

  • New lawsuit alleges collusion between Boeing, FAA before 737 crashes

    SEATLE — A new lawsuit against Boeing alleges collusion with the Federal Aviation Administration before two 737 Max crashes left hundreds dead. “I feel so privileged that I got to see my brother the day before the crash,” Zekarias Shenkut said tearfully. His brother Mulugeta, a married father of three who worked to bring clean water and sanitation to people in Africa, was killed along with 156 others when a Boeing 737 Max crashed minutes after takeoff in Ethiopia last […]

  • Veteran from Tacoma building baseball league for kids with autism

    A Tacoma man who served on the battlefield is now working on a new mission back home. He plans to bring an alternative baseball league for teenagers and adults with autism to local baseball fields.

  • Blind high school student shatters competition, perceptions thanks to ‘selfless’ guide

    SNOHOMISH, Wash– Snohomish High School Sophomore Humoody Smith spent this past spring shattering the competition and perceptions by overcoming some pretty remarkable challenges. He’s blind, but that hasn’t stopped him sprinting around a track, thanks in part to another student. Smith was hit in the face by gunfire in Iraq when he was two years old. His parents in Iraq sent Humoody to live with a family Snohomish County to get facial reconstruction surgery, one of 29 surgeries he would […]

  • Touching moments, lasting lessons from Fife High School’s 70th class reunion

    "We were all close. Everybody was really close and it’s been that way for the rest of our life.”

  • Washington microbrewery invests in tech to capture, reuse carbon dioxide

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A Washington microbrewery is trying to reduce its carbon footprint one vat at a time. Pam Brulotte and her husband own Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth which is opening a new brewhouse to meet demand. “This space can grow up to 25,000 barrels we don’t really see ourselves getting that big. We just follow the growth that comes naturally,” said Pam. Another thing that comes naturally is carbon dioxide, a byproduct of the brewing process. Small breweries […]

  • Changemaker: Starbucks worker with Down Syndrome celebrated, retires after 29 years

    Kenny Kraning entered Starbucks almost 29 years ago looking to contribute. He walked out of the coffee giant's Seattle headquarters for the last time after forever changing people's perspectives and the company's culture.

  • Changemaker: Former UW golfer creates Leo’s Lighthouse to raise awareness of son’s ultra rare condition

    MEDINA, Wash. — If you were to face a crisis, ever wonder who in your life would step up? Who would be on your team? Golf is known to be an individual sport, but on a rainy day at Overlake Country Club in Medina, you will not find a closer team. Scott Morrison played on the UW golf team more than 20 years ago. He went on to a successful career in fashion, married a model and had two beautiful […]

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