Justin Matthews joined the FOX 13 team as a multimedia journalist in April 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 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.
A Tampa restaurateur and prostate cancer survivor uses Father’s Day to raise money and awareness for the disease.
Finding and keeping affordable housing is a growing problem in the Bay Area, but leaders in Sarasota want to have an open dialogue with residents.
Several hundred people gathered at North Straub Park Saturday morning calling for gun reform.
The average price that Americans pay for gasoline is now $5 a gallon, according to GasBuddy. It's another drain on the wallets of consumers who are paying more for many other essentials too.
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting in-person and open house meetings on Tuesday so motorists can learn more and ask questions about the Big Bend Corridor Improvement Project.
A Florida House Democrat on Wednesday launched a long shot effort to call a special legislative session to address gun-related issues after recent mass shootings.
About 3,000 attended the Bay Pines National Cemetery's Memorial Day service, commemorating the service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It's the cemetery's first in-person ceremony since 2019.
On Sunday, volunteers gathered at the Bay Pines National Cemetery to place more than 25,000 flags on gravestones.
Hurricane season is less than a week away and many are taking advantage of Florida’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday which runs May 28-June 10.
Gas prices are at an all-time high going into Memorial Day weekend, with the average price for regular unleaded in Florida being $4.58 per gallon.