Dan Matics joined the FOX 13 team in September of 2016 with a focus on covering the city of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, the most densely populated county in Florida.
He loves telling stories that help victims of violent crimes, holds those in power accountable and the more bizarre, “Florida Man” stories that are known to spark a conversation.
Before joining FOX 13, he was a weekday morning anchor and reporter for WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia. He started his career in 2010 as a reporter and producer for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia while attending Marshall University.
Some of his more memorable stories include coverage of hurricanes and tornadoes, the Seminole Heights serial killer, a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people in West Virginia, and exposing the negligence of a Southern West Virginia health clinic that infected patients by reusing needles.
Dan loves exploring the beauty of west central Florida, which means you can usually find him near the water, boating or beaching most weekends. He also loves golfing and exploring the wonderful restaurants of Tampa Bay – so be sure to drop him a recommendation, along with story ideas on social media.
Misty Cintron is a proud gun owner and a supporter of the Second Amendment.
Police in St. Petersburg are praising the work of three children who ran for help when they found a weapon at a public park.
A Wesley Chapel man was arrested after converting his townhome into a dental practice, according to investigators.
L3 Harris Technologies opened its new location in St. Petersburg, bringing with it around 50 high-paying engineering jobs, to downtown St. Petersburg.
TechData, the 88th largest publicly traded company and one of the Bay Area’s largest employers, will be acquired by Apollo Management’s private equity firm in a deal worth $5.4 billion.
Gary has seen a lot of low points in life. He battled PTSD and lost his son to suicide. Now, he's doing what he can to spread happiness throughout his Pinellas County community.
One of the region’s largest Veterans Day ceremonies was held in St. Petersburg at the Bay Pines V.A. Medical Center.
Veterans in St. Petersburg turn to Morean Art Center's glass blowing workshop as a form of therapy.
A U.S. Olympic shooter from Pasco County will no longer be able to practice at a private gun range in Odessa.
The Cross-Bay ferry will be back for a third year in the Tampa Bay area with its first voyage taking place Wednesday morning -- but it won't open officially to the public until Friday.