Dan Matics joined the FOX 13 team in September 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, hold those in power accountable, and the more bizarre stories 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 on the beach or on a boat 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.
St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman says he’s considering running for congress now that Charlie Crist has announced he’s running again for governor.
The Pinellas Sheriff’s Office held its annual fallen officer memorial service Wednesday morning.
The City of St. Pete has found a temporary solution to allow expanded outdoor dining as the city’s COVID-19 emergency order expires Friday. The city is giving businesses until Friday to apply for a temporary use permit.
State lawmaker Ben Diamond announced Monday morning he is running for Congress to take over Charlie Crist’s U.S. House of Representatives seat. Crist announced last week he is running for governor.
You’ve likely heard of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and this week there’s been a lot of hype around Dogecoin. But how about Catcoin? Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, is starting her own cryptocurrency.
Pinellas County has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccine and leaders are encouraging more people to get vaccinated since local restrictions have been lifted.
It has been one year since the driver of an SUV sideswiped two people on a motorcycle, killing the driver, and kept going in St. Petersburg.
Under a contract that City Council has yet to vote on, a Tennessee company would spend $30-million to renovate and then operate the marina, paying a percentage of their revenue -- along with an annual $250,000 in rent -- back to the city.
As part of a program called Restart St. Pete, the city told restaurants they could use concrete barriers to separate traffic from parking spots converted into outdoor seating areas. Restaurants and the city hope to continue the program past the pandemic.
Nearly half of all Americans own an iPhone and starting next week they’re going to notice a big change when it comes to privacy settings and digital advertising.