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.
'Stay at home' orders are giving law enforcement officers new rules to enforce and to handle the extra workload, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has a dedicated team responding to the calls.
Pinellas County is opening nine new donation sites for personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies and disinfectants to help protect health workers and first responders on the front lines in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
The city of St. Petersburg is giving grant money to small businesses and their employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s a new month which means hundreds of thousands of Americans who are out of work because of the novel coronavirus pandemic are wondering how they are going to pay rent.
Pinellas County officials decided to issue a "safer-at-home" resolution for residents to safely practice social distancing as the county finds ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. It begins Thursday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the country to work from home – something many have never done before.
With the weekend practically here, people tried to enjoy one last day on the sand because, come 11:59 p.m. Friday, Pinellas county beaches will be closed until April 6.
Beers taps are going dry at some breweries across the country and the service industry has been dealt a possibly devastating blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since all bars in the state of Florida are closed, bartenders, DJs, and bouncers are out of a job for the foreseeable future.
It’s a van with a laser that drives over the roadways and tells the city what roads are the worst. It’s costing a lot, but the city of Tampa says it is saving money.
With the latest cases of the COVID-19 in the Tampa Bay area, Jess Arnaudin’s Tuesday afternoon trip to the park with her children involved more than usual concerns for safety.