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:

Twitter: @Matt_Maisel
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Recent Articles
  • Family First with FOX43: ‘Mommy and Me’ workout gives parents mind-body strength

    YORK, Pa. — New moms are dancing away the baby blues in York. Each Thursday in April, the Victrola Dance Hall on West Market Street will host dance classes designed specifically for mothers and their infant children. The class is called ‘Mommy and Me,’ and gives parents a chance to get physically fit post-pregnancy, while getting emotionally closer to their child. “A lot of moms don’t go out the gate with muscles to carry their children,” said class instructor Randi […]

  • FOX43 Capitol Beat: State Rep. Mark Rozzi

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After failing in consecutive sessions to pass statute of limitations reform for sexual abuse survivors, State Representative Mark Rozzi admits it’s time to try a different negotiating method. Rozzi, a Berks County Democrat who has openly spoke of his own sexual abuse in the Catholic Church when he was a child, has made statute of limitations reform his most important legislative issue since taking office in 2013. Speaking with FOX43 Morning News anchor Matt Maisel on […]

  • Family First with FOX43: Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s autistic neighbor

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Autism is a condition that can cause developmental delays, trouble with communication and repetitive behavior. In 2017, one of America’s most enduring children’s programs introduced a character with autism, and new research suggests a little information can go a long way toward making all kids feel included. Meet Julia; one of the newest members of the sesame street family. In a simple, direct way, the adult character helps explain Julia’s behavior to Big Bird. David […]

  • Family First with FOX43: ‘Tap a Tablet’ – Spatial Sequencing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Spatial sequencing, or remembering where objects are located in space, is important for developing math skills, especially geometry.  But for preschoolers, some types of sequences are not easily learned. Cognitive scientists have found that with a tablet and some help from mom and dad, kids can get an early start. Hand Elliot some blocks and he’s ready to go. He’s good with shapes, orientation and spatial skills. But when you ask him to remember the […]

  • FOX43 Capitol Beat: Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

    State Representative Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), the newly chosen leader for the Pennsylvania State House Republicans, was a guest Tuesday morning on the FOX43 Capitol Beat. Cutler joined FOX43 Morning News anchor Matt Maisel in the midst of budget hearings in Harrisburg. Governor Tom Wolf and Democrats are asking for increases in the state’s minimum wage, a fee for state police usage in communities which don’t have their own municipal police coverage, and a $200 million increase in basic education funding, among […]

  • Family First with FOX43: Elementary students meditate in schools

    Instead of jumping right into classwork, students at one elementary school in Baltimore begin every morning with meditation. In this week’s Family First with FOX43, we’re exploring a recent study by researcher Tamar Mendelson, which showed that daily mindfulness training exercises resulted in calmer, more stress-free students.

  • Family First with FOX43: How much parental involvement is too much?

    Parents are told very early on that involvement is the key to a child’s academic success. How involved, though, is getting too involved? Can being a “helicopter parent”, hovering over a child, actually prove to be a hinderance in their academic development? In this week’s Family First with FOX43, Matt Maisel discusses recent studies which suggest the best ways to help your child thrive in the classroom.

  • Family First with FOX43 – Where Will Your Childs Imagination Go Today?

    Research shows that when a young child uses their imagination to play pretend, it helps their emotional control, social skills, and school readiness. In this week’s Family First with FOX43, Matt Maisel explains why parents should spent at least 15 minutes a day playing pretend with their kids.

  • Family First with FOX43: Building baby’s vocabulary

    In this week’s Family First with FOX43, Matt Maisel discusses a recent study that showed how having high-level responsive conversations with your child in their first months can lead to consistent words before their first birthday.

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