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.
Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a man they say tried to lure young girls into his car in the area of
When second lady Karen Pence heard her husband was making a stop in Tampa, she says she came along because she wanted a first-hand look at the work being done inside the Morean Arts Center’s hot shop.
For years, abandoned boats have been left rotting, covered in barnacles, and generally considered to be someone else's problem.
A customer accidentally drove through the front of a Largo business Tuesday.
A proposed law would require delivery workers to clear a background check before they would be allowed to enter someone’s home.
A Pasco County Middle School teacher was arrested following a child porn investigation.
In an effort to fight the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C among drug users, Hillsborough County is one step closer to launching a program for needle exchanges.
The annual Epiphany celebrations returned to Tarpon Springs Bayou for its 114th year Monday, symbolizing the baptism of Jesus Christ.
There’s a new way for single mothers who are overwhelmed with stress or maybe not prepared to be a parent to get some help.
The city of Clearwater is one step closer to allowing ‘pedal pubs’ to its downtown and beach areas.