Justin Matthews

Justin Matthews


Justin Matthews joined the FOX 13 team as a multi-media journalist in April of 2020.  

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 multi-media 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.

The latest from Justin Matthews


Another round of stimulus checks likely

The unemployment rate in Florida is 10%, three times greater than the rate before the pandemic began, and many families will struggle to make ends meet with the government's $600 in extra unemployment benefits expiring, according to economists.