Matt Kroschel

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. Matt is an Emmy Award winning journalist with a passion for his community.

Kroschel grew up in the mountains of Colorado. He is the son of a county undersheriff and began his journalism career in high school landing a part time job at his hometown daily newspaper as a photographer and reporter.

Kroschel started his television broadcasting career in Grand Junction, Colorado anchoring and reporting for a local tv station while he attended college classes at Colorado Mesa University.

Matt spent 2012-2015 working as a journalist covering North Alabama before being called back to cover Colorado news. He served as a reporter for CBS News in Denver before coming back to Huntsville.

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 greenway trails.

Matt frequently breaks news first and posts behind the scenes 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 adventures.

Recent Posts by Matt Kroschel

Jimmy Spencer's upcoming triple capital murder trial could be delayed, again

WAAY 31 cameras were the only media outlet covering the important hearing Tuesday in Guntersville.

Two years after Huntsville officer Billy Clardy III's murder, still no trial

Clardy’s suspected killer has yet to be put on trial due to pandemic related court delays.

Huntsville police investigate Saturday morning stabbing

Early Saturday morning Huntsville Police responded to calls for help in the 4900 block of Cotton Row where they discovered a person who had been stabbed.

Big rig hauling paper tips over blocking lanes on I-565

Decatur Police report that an 18-wheeler hauling paper products tipped over.

‘Just cold-blooded murder’: DA speaks out as Sgt. Nick Risner’s alleged killer appears for hearing

For the first time ever, dash-cam video of the police chase was shown publicly in court.

Redstone Arsenal first responders gain access to expanded communications with FirstNet

First responders at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville now have access to a major boost in wireless communications, thanks to the FirstNet network expansion underway in North Alabama.

Neighbors react to proposal for new housing development at Huntsville City Schools site

The Huntsville City Schools board was briefed Monday on a proposal from Cass Holding LLC to purchase the aging building for $3.5 million and transform it into a mix of condos and single-family homes.

Rocket City contractor takes aim at hypersonic missile threat with interceptors

The Pentagon says Huntsville plays a critical role in ensuring national security objectives are met in combating the potentially dire threat.

Woman arrested in drug smuggling scheme at Lauderdale County jail

Lauderdale County sheriff's investigators arrested Cynthia Dawn Butler on drug charges related to the case of a former detentions officer arrested for smuggling drugs inside the county’s jail.

Fight back against porch pirates with these tips

Nearly 15% of Americans report they have been victims of package theft in the last year, according to a recent survey.

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