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Matt Kroschel

Matt Kroschel returns to North Alabama

Colorado native turned sweet tea fanatic Matt Kroschel returns to covering news in North Alabama, a place he calls “one of the best places to live in the country”

Kroschel joins WAAY 31 as a senior reporter and anchor after more than a decade covering news across the country.

Kroschel grew up in the mountains of Colorado, the son of the county undersheriff and began his journalism career working in high school at his hometown daily newspaper as a photographer and reporter.

Kroschel started his television broadcasting career anchoring and reporting in Grand Junction Colorado, where he also attended college.

Matt spent 2012-2015 working as a journalist covering North Alabama before being called back to cover Colorado news. He served as the Mountain Newsroom bureau chief reporter for CBS News in Denver.
Matt is an Emmy Award winning journalist with a passion for his community.

Matt and his family, that includes three rescue dogs and a cat named Gris, call Madison County home.

When not tracking down great stories, you can find Matt chasing waterfalls, paddling down local rivers and cycling on the greenways.

Matt frequently breaks news first and posts lots of quality pet related content on his social media channels.

He invites you to follow along and send him your story ideas or questions you want answered. You can also send him your secret family recipes or pointers on off the beaten path Alabama adventures.

Recent Posts by Matt Kroschel

Ex-Sheriff Mike Blakely seeks court’s OK to travel for new job — until WAAY 31 asks why

Court documents in the motion, now withdrawn, spelled out Blakely's need to travel 10 miles into Tennessee to show prospective clients real estate property.

Dr. Richard Showers' legacy continues in rec center he helped make better

“It means a lot and I am grateful for the work Dr. Showers has done," she said.

Athens sexual assault victim questions attacker's sentence length

The fear of early release is what led sexual assault survivor Teresa Martin to send WAAY 31 a handwritten letter explaining her case and asking reporters to look into the status of her attacker, since she could not get answers from officials.

Man charged with debit card fraud linked to more than 140 Redstone FCU accounts

There could be even more victims out there.

Local farms see bump in business as grocery store meat prices skyrocket

As prices continue to climb, more people are finding their way to local farms to fill their freezers.

Christopher Henderson sentenced to death for 5 murders in New Market

Christopher Henderson was sentenced to the death penalty for killing five people in a New Market home in 2015.

Senators square off over Huntsville selection for U.S. Space Command headquarters

The entire Colorado congressional delegation is pushing the Biden administration hard to suspend that decision, instead calling for the Air Force to keep space command right where it is currently housed in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Huntsville’s shifting focus from STEM to STEAM

STEAM is more than just an acronym; it is a strategic shift.

Madison County boy asks for donations to help kids with autism

He told his parents his birthday wish was to help other kids with autism.

Gov. Ivey responds to Alabama AG's public criticism of prison reforms

On Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey responded to the criticism brought forth by the AG but said she had not read the piece.

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