It’s great to be back to where it all began!

I started full-time at FOX43 in April 2015 as a Harrisburg-based reporter, but I’ve been with WPMT since December 2014 as a part-time news reporter and sports anchor.

I’m a proud graduate of Susquehanna Township High School, where I started my television career at WHIP-TV (the high school’s in-house news announcements). Twelve years later, I’m thrilled to be back in the Harrisburg area where I grew up.

Prior to joining FOX43, I spent more than seven years at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, PA as a sports reporter and sports director, where I reported on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and the Pirates return to the postseason in 2013, amongst other stories. I graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2007.

I was born in Pittsburgh and have carried the love of their pro teams with me my entire life. Whether it’s the Pirates, Pens, or Steelers, my parents taught me to bleed Black and Gold and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.

I’m excited to report the news and tell stories you care about in the Harrisburg area. If you have any story ideas or hear of news, please let me know through e-mail ( or through my Twitter feed (@Matt_Maisel). My wife and I cannot wait to become part of this community once again.

Recent Articles
  • Andrea Griesacker twirler

    Littlestown teen twirling way to Trump inauguration event

    LITTLESTOWN, Pa. —¬†Andrea Griesacker of Littlestown performs in twirling competitions “20 to 30 times” every year, she said. Her next event will be the biggest in the life of this 17-year-old from Adams County. Andrea, along with 15 other girls in her Maryland-based group TwirlTasTix, will perform Thursday at the Voices of the People pre-inauguration concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial. TwirlTasTix will take the stage around 1:45 p.m., she said “I’m excited because this is a really big […]

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    Shapiro sworn in as Attorney General’s office seeks public trust

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — With a subtle fist pump as he finished reciting the oath of office for Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro took on the job in Harrisburg with one of the biggest tasks at hand: regaining the public’s trust. Shapiro follows the shortened term of Democrat Kathleen Kane, who was removed from office in August after she was convicted of numerous perjury and obstruction crimes. Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison, and is appealing the […]

  • Bella's Food Drive

    Cumberland County teen’s food drive needs help for hungry families

    LEMOYNE, Pa. — Like the rest of her friends at New Cumberland Middle School in the West Shore School District, Isabella Anderson had the day off because of Martin Luther King Day. However, instead of sleeping in, or going to see a movie, she and a few others were busy at work on her living room floor, learning life lessons that can’t be taught in a classroom. Bella, as she’s known to her family and closest friends, runs an annual […]

  • Scott Perry Food Bank

    Congressman Perry volunteers at Food Bank for MLK Service Day

    SUSQUEHANNA TWP., Pa. — Congressman Scott Perry visited the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on Monday to volunteer in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Rep. Perry (R-Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Adams), alongside fellow Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Glenn Thompson to box foods for the food bank’s MilitaryShare program. MilitaryShare is a program which delivers meals to veterans and military families across the state. It serves approximately 4,400 households, which equals out to about 10,000 people. “It’s important that everybody understand […]

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    Hemp foods, industry on the rise at Pa. Farm Show

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — From sunrise to well past sunset all week at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Shawn House has been in sales mode. The owner of Hempzels in Lancaster County is convincing people to try his food products at his Main Hall stand. His soft pretzels are the main seller. Sourdough pretzels, granola bars, jams, and even clothing apparel are also on display. All of them feature one main ingredient: Hemp. “It’s not a hard sell, but people need to […]

  • Milkshake Golden Girls

    Milkshake Legends: Farm Show volunteers have worked for decades

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The next time you get a milkshake at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, ask for Don Conley, Fae Snyder, or Janet Eppley and say, “Thank you.” That trio has served up more of the delightful drink than likely anyone else at the annual event. Call them the Farm Show Golden Girls and the Golden Guy. Fae, 84, and Janet, 87, are celebrating their 63rd year volunteering at the PA Dairyman’s Association milkshake stand. Don, 95 years young, has […]

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    ‘Dropping’ knowledge on Pa. Farm Show recycling: Where does it go?

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — If you’ve ever walked through the stables at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, no doubt you’ve sidestepped a backside surprise from one of the many animals. While the farmers are the unsung heroes of the 8-day event, making sure their stalls and walkways are clear, do you ever wonder where it goes after it’s wheeled outside? It turns out, the animal’s digested lunch is more important to Pennsylvania’s agriculture than you may realize. Mostly, animal droppings are used […]

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    Meet baby cow ‘Smooch’, the Farm Show’s newest (and youngest) main attraction

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jazmine Markey knew her cow, Hershey, was pregnant and due any day.¬† With the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show beginning on Saturday, she decided to take a chance. Within hours of arriving in Harrisburg last Friday, Hershey, a 900-pound Texas Longhorn, gave birth to a 60-pound heifer. Her owners from York Springs, Adams County said it was Hershey’s “kiss,” so they named her Smooch. “She’s great,” Markey said of the newborn cow. “And she’s adorable.” As soon as […]

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    Big Winner, Bigger Heart: Farm Show auction champ donating to family with cancer-stricken daughter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Colton Zundel has shown animals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for the last 15 years, but he’s never auctioned off a prize with more impact than he did Tuesday. Zundel, a 20-year old college sophomore from New Alexandria in Westmoreland County, took home Grand Champion honors for his junior beef steer, Panda, earlier in the week. On Tuesday, Panda sold for $19,500 to John Rock, Inc. of Coatesville. He doesn’t plan on seeing most of the money, […]