• About Me

  • Hello, and thank you for visiting my website!  I’ve been working in broadcast news since my Junior year of college at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.  In those days, I would wake up before 5 a.m. on a Saturday (no easy feat for a college student), and go in to write and read morning news updates for KNSI-AM in St. Cloud.  That was when I first fell in love with broadcasting, and after I combined that with some internships in the Dimension unit at WCCO-TV, I knew this would be the path for me.  The only thing I didn’t care for in the radio job was the requirement that I use a stage name.  Since we already had Matt the Sports Guy, I was named “Brad Matthews” on the spot.  Brad and I didn’t mix after that, but I remember him fondly.

    I went right to work in TV news upon graduating from college, beginning as on-air reporter at KEYC-TV in Mankato.  After about a year, I was promoted to Weekend Anchor, and I knew I was on the right path. 

    This led to a Main Anchor position at Channel 12 News in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park.  It was there that I helped the station receive one of the awards that brings me the most pride: an Eric Severeid Award.  This was for producing and anchoring an on-location special profiling a traveling Vietnam War Memorial. 

    From there, I kept moving north to report for KVLY / KXJB-TV in Fargo, North Dakota.  It was during this time that I learned what a marathon reporting can be, and how exhilarating at the same time.  My passion for politics was fully developed by this point, and I was chosen to spend several days covering the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis.  This is the convention that nominated John McCain and introduced Sarah Palin to the world. 

    Months later, our station would be involved in one of the biggest stories in its history.  The 2009 Fargo flood was a record-breaker and threatened to cause damage on the scale of the Grand Forks flood a decade before.  We provided non-stop coverage when warranted, and worked a schedule that’s hard to comprehend to make sure our viewers were safe and informed.  It was during one of these long overnight shifts that the worst breach of a floodwall happened.  I was monitoring emergency communications at around 3 a.m. when I first heard about the breach, and I was the first person on television to broadcast information about the very serious threat.

    With this background in hand, I moved into my dream position: Evening Anchor.  I currently helm the newscasts weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 while serving as Executive Producer at KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa.  I am well-suited for these dual responsibilities because I’ve devoted my career to covering the issues affecting the Upper Midwest.  I’ve made this region my career focus, and I am proud to be relied upon as a trusted source of news.

    As much as I love my job and the broadcast news industry, I do have other interests.  I love reading, golf, and grilling, but in my off-time I’m most devoted to spending as much time as possible with my wife and our two boys.  Danielle, Mark, David, and I share a favorite memory of the day we went outside early in the morning, prepared all of our meals on the grill, and played in the back yard until dark.  If you come to visit (and the weather’s nice), there’s a good chance that’s what you’ll catch us doing again!

  • The five happiest people I have ever met all had this strange little quirk of referring to their jobs as a 'calling.'

    Eric Sevareid
    • Matt, we are from Moorhead. Our son lives in Rochester so when we are here we love seeing a familiar and friendly face. You are the best.

    • I want to thank you for doing all that you had done because I do believe without your help I would not be writing this to you today. That's the power of Tv and the great work that you had done making it all work...

    • It was nice to see a familiar face on our trip to the Mayo clinic. We are from Oakes ND and my husband recognized you.

    • Matt is obviously a kind and
      caring individual with a good sense of humor. I've witnessed several
      occasions when his quick wit and positive comments have turned a bad
      situation into a good one.