• Resume

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    Professional Experience

    • KIMT-TV                                     Mason City, IA                                                Oct. 2010 - Present


    -          Anchored and produced 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts without a co-anchor for eight months in 2015 – 2016

    -          Produced team coverage of the 2016 Iowa Caucus on site in Des Moines and appeared live in every newscast from the scene over a 26-hour period

    -          Created, host, and produce Eye on Politics, a weekly political special

    -          Created, anchor, and produce #trendingat10, a popular segment that runs each weeknight in the 10 p.m. newscast

    -          Chosen to represent KIMT in a multi-day investigative reporting conference in Chicago

    -          Co-hosted live coverage of the North Iowa Band Festival Parade

    -          Recipient of IBNA 1st place awards for In-Depth / Series and Best Newscast

    -          Recipient of Emmy Award for Best Newscast

    -          Promoted to Executive Producer: July, 2011

    -          Process Expanded Media requests and court filings for all media in an eight-county area


    • KFGO- AM                                        Fargo, ND                                                    2008 – Oct. 2010


    -          Wrote and presented on-air news updates every 30 minutes

    -          Interacted with main host on-air

    -          Performed duties from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Sundays while anchoring Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts on television


    • KVLY / KXJB-TV                             Fargo, ND                                                Jan. 2006 – Oct. 2010


    -          Promoted to Weekend Anchor: October, 2007

    -          Featured reporter in 10pm newscasts

    -          Reported one-man-band


    • 12 News                                        Brooklyn Park, MN                                      Oct. 2003 - Jan. 2006


    -          Anchored and produced daily newscast, often on location

    -          Produced and anchored multiple news specials per year

    -          Ran morning meetings and assigned reporters to daily news stories

    -          Prepared online content daily


    • KEYC-TV                                      Mankato, MN                                                June 2001 - Oct. 2003


    -          Promoted to Weekend Anchor: June, 2002

    -          Created, shot, produced, and edited weekly franchise: CityWatch


    • WCCO-TV                                      Minneapolis, MN                                        Summers: 1999, 2000


    -          Dimension Unit Intern: assisted in investigative stories by working undercover, contacting sources, and assisting reporters


    • KNSI-AM                                             St. Cloud, MN                                                          1999 - 2001


    -          Wrote and presented on-air news updates every 30 minutes during early weekend morning and occasional afternoon shifts

    -          Reported on city council meetings

    Political Specialty

    • Debate Moderator

    -          2012: U.S. House District 4 (Steve King v. Christie Vilsack)

    • Debate Moderator

    -          2012: Iowa State Senate District 26 (Mary Jo Wilhelm v. Merlin Bartz)

    • Debate Moderator

    -          2011: Mason City City Council

    • Debate Moderator

    -          2010: Iowa House District 13 (Sharon Steckman v. Brian Randall)

    Degree Received

    • St. John’s University                   Collegeville, MN

    -          Bachelor of Arts, Communication: May, 2001

    Service / Speaking

    • Charlie Brown Preschool and Child Care

    -          Elected President of the Board: January, 2015

    • Emcee: North Iowa Chamber Ag Breakfast 2016
    • Emcee: Golden Apple Awards Banquet 2015
    • Host: North Iowa Band Festival Parade 2011 - 2013
  • 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.