Justin Matthews

Justin Matthews


Justin Matthews joined the FOX 13 team in April 2020 and covers news and traffic around the Bay Area during Good Day Tampa Bay.

He moved to the Tampa Bay are from Albuquerque, NM, where he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in weather and traffic anchor at ABC-affiliate KOAT.  He had previously worked as a multimedia journalist for CBS-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon.

Justin’s passion for journalism began when he was a student at the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!

Justin has a keen interest in covering weather and natural disasters. He covered wildfires in New Mexico and Oregon and will use those skills in covering Tampa Bay’s sometimes-threatening weather. 
When Justin is not at the station or reporting, he is outdoors appreciating nature and hiking. He loves music, craft beer, and is a self-proclaimed airplane geek.

As a southern California native, he enjoys now being near the Gulf waters and all that Bay has to offer. Even though he’s a Los Angeles Kings fan, he’s looking forward to rooting for the Lightning at Amalie Arena.

Reach out to Justin with story ideas via email at justin.matthews@fox.com. You may also follow Justin on Facebook and Twitter.


The latest from Justin Matthews

Buccaneers fall short in Wild Card playoff game against Cowboys

More than 60,000 people filled Raymond James Stadium Monday night for the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite the best efforts of Brady and the Bucs, the team fell short, ending their season with a 31-14 loss to Dallas.

Buccaneers Foundation helps veteran's widow fulfill his final wish

During his 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Army veteran Michael Thrasher remained loyal – to his wife and his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was his hope to get to one more game, but time ran out. But with the help of the Bucs Foundation and dedicated hospice workers, Michelle Thrasher will carry his spirit to this weekend’s game.