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.
One day after Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran cast doubt on the school reopening plan put forward by Hillsborough County, the Florida Education Association is coming to the defense of the school system.
One day after Hillsborough County’s school board voted to delay the opening of school campuses by a month, the state’s top education official says he has “grave concerns” about the plan.
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.
Antonio Cruz Ortiz, 31, saw a judge Saturday morning for the first time since what police are calling a shooting rampage Thursday evening.
Pastor Carl Soto says he was driving down Hillsborough Avenue near 43rd Street Thursday night when he saw a Tampa police squad car's back windshield shatter and heard multiple gunshots.
The suspect at the center of a violent night in Hillsborough County has been identified.
Friends and family of Angela Jolley gathered on Madeira Beach for a vigil to honor her life; days after a medical examiner's office in Nebraska confirmed she had died.
Angela and Alexis Jolley were last seen in their home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.
One week after the shooting death of 25-year-old Jeannie Dominguez, the Lakeland Police Department has not made any arrests nor identified any persons of interest.
Scooters are back on the streets of Tampa after being removed on May 31, when the city decided the rideshare program was too risky for the public as COVID-19 cases soared.