Justin Matthews

Justin Matthews

Reporter

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.
 

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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.