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


Floral artists create wreaths in memory of Pulse victims

Business owners, activists, and community members from across the bay area, Orlando, and Jacksonville gathered at Art Ifact Studios to put together 49 floral hearts, keepsakes, and floral wreaths to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting; along with their families and the first responders.


DeSantis nixes Florida's daily COVID-19 reports

The Florida Department of Health plans to stop releasing the daily COVID-19 reports that have been used by the media and the public to track changes in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state.