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Matt is an anchor with the FOX43 Morning News team.

Prior to joining the Morning News team in July 2017, Matt was FOX43’s Harrisburg bureau reporter since April 2015, where he covered the capital city beat as well as state government stories at the State Capitol.

Central Pennsylvania is home for Matt, and can’t think of a better place for he and his wife to raise their son. Matt also says he loves being back where his television career started. Matt graduated Susquehanna Township High School, where classmates found him doing the morning news and sportscasts for in-house TV station WHIP-TV.

Matt didn’t take the traditional route to the FOX43 anchor desk. In fact, his background is in sports. Prior to joining FOX43, Matt spent more than seven years at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, PA as a sports reporter and sports director. While there, he reported on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and the Pirates return to the postseason in 2013, among other stories. Matt is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Even though Central PA is home, Matt was born in Pittsburgh and has carried the love of their pro teams with him his entire life. Whether it’s the Pirates, Penguins, or Steelers, Matt says his parents taught him to bleed Black and Gold.

If you have any story ideas or hear of news, please let him know through e-mail and social media:

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Recent Articles
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    CAMP HILL, Pa. — Jessica Freedman often wonders where should be if she had access to medical cannabis sooner. Would she have gotten hooked on heroin at 14 years old? Would she have avoided jail time after her mother reported her to police for stealing from her? Would it have saved her brother’s life, before he took his own? “He was up to 22 pills a day when he shot himself in the backseat of his car,” Jessica remembers. Today, […]

  • Family First with FOX43: Are boys, girls equal in math?

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    State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland, York) joined FOX43 Morning News anchor Matt Maisel for this week’s edition of the FOX43 Capitol Beat. Regan recently introduced the “PA Families GI Bill”, which aims to give free tuition for 10 semesters or five years to children or spouses of National Guard members if they re-enlist to a second six-year service. A similar bill passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week by a 199-0 vote. Regan, a former U.S. Marshal, also shared his […]

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  • FOX43 Capitol Beat: Teresa Miller, Dept. of Human Services

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