Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Anchor/Reporter

Matthew Smith is a veteran reporter/anchor who joined FOX 13 News in late 2021.

Born in Michigan, Matt caught the journalism bug at a young age – he was interning at a TV station by 17-years-old and filed his first on-air report at the age of 18.

He proceeded to move around the country with stops in West Virginia, Texas, Nebraska and Michigan before finding his way to Seattle with his wife.

While Matt grew up in Michigan, he likes to call Washington his "chosen" home. Matt got married to his wife Jen in 2020 in Anacortes. Since then the family has grown with the addition of a foster son. The three live with two cats, Moo and Paws, who are always visible on Matt’s social media.

If he is not at work, you can find Matt with his family exploring Washington. Matt and his wife have fallen in love with the Cascades – they enjoy hiking and kayaking, while their son seems to want to be outdoors 24/7.

Matt also loves books, movies and craft beer – though, he gives many of his hobbies up while training for a marathon. He has run several to date and is always trying to improve his time. Matt has also competed in a number of eating competitions – once dubbed the burrito king of West Virginia; he insists that he has hung up his competitive eating bib.

At work, Matt has earned numerous awards for his work on-camera and behind it. He was awarded back-to-back Emmys as Michigan’s top reporter, and a third for his work on the anchor desk as the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the state of Washington.

A self-professed nerd, Matt loves talking about climate and the environment. In 2021, he was named a Metcalf Fellow through the University of Rhode Island. His work has focused on the Flint water crisis, the increase in PFAS/PFOA contaminations, air quality concerns in Washington and salmon recovery.

Matt has appeared on national news programs to report on hurricanes and wildfires but says his favorite stories are the ones he finds in his own community.

Feel free to reach out to Matt via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter -- or the grocery store, Matt is always looking to connect with viewers!

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