Matt Van Slyke

KAPP-KVEW News Director

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Matt joined KAPP/KVEW as news director in August of 2018. He began his career 15 years earlier at KOVR (CBS13) in Sacramento, where he was a production assistant, news writer, associate producer and fill-in producer. He went on to produce KMAX’s Good Day Sacramento and help launch the show’s weekend edition.

In 2007, Matt moved to Seattle to work for KCPQ (Q13). He fell in love with Washington state and spent his spare time exploring and meeting new people. After four years producing Q13 FOX News This Morning, Matt moved back to his native California. He started a family and produced newscasts at KTVU and KRON in the Bay Area, covering events such as the 6.0 South Napa quake (which he felt 50 miles away).

In 2015, Matt moved into management, becoming assistant news director at KSBY. He loved living on California’s Central Coast, where he helped cover a wide variety of local issues on air and online. Matt helped manage two months of breaking news coverage during the state’s largest-ever (at the time) wildfire, the Thomas Fire, and subsequent deadly mudslides in Montecito.

Matt is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest. He spends his free time with his wife, two sons, and the family dog and cat. You can catch him playing hockey at Toyota Arena and paddling local rivers.


Kennewick School District rethinks delays, calls in safety experts

WATCH: Barrett's confirmation to Supreme Court expected soon despite opposition from WA, OR senators

Tri-Cities surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 cases

BFHD released new numbers on Monday

LIVE AT 5: The final 2020 presidential debate

SSC Tuatara hypercar made in Richland breaks world record

Tri-Cities hypercar becomes world’s fastest production vehicle

Some Hermiston students returning to school part-time starting Monday

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WATCH: Biden Town Hall Thursday at 5 pm (+ President Trump's Town Hall from Sept.)

Town hall scheduled after second presidential debate was canceled

Emergency siren test planned Thursday in Tri-Cities

Sirens within 10 miles of Columbia Generating Station will sound

COVID-19 update: 118 new Tri-Cities cases in three days

Another death was reported in Benton County

WATCH: Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings

WATCH VIDEO: The Vice Presidential Debate

KAPP-KVEW to televise Wednesday's debate between Jay Inslee, Loren Culp

The debate is set for October 7 at 8 p.m.

WATCH VIDEO: Inslee-Culp Gubernatorial Debate

COVID-19 uptick: 129 new Tri-Cities cases in three days

Boeing to move Washington 787 production to South Carolina

Giant yard sale in Walla Walla to benefit wildfire victims

Drive-thru job fair Saturday in Pasco

AutoZone Distribution Center looking to hire 30-40 people

Free COVID-19 testing site opening in Pasco

Health officials urge you to get tested -- symptoms or no symptoms

More than 9,000 firefighters battle 27 large wildfires in Washington, Oregon

WSDOT: White Pass back open in both directions

Future farmers earn $674K at Benton Franklin Market Stock Sale

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Washington issues emergency rule change for ballots

Important information to make sure your vote counts

In mourning, still working: tough White River firefight gets tougher

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Watch the Republican National Convention here Aug. 24-27

Illia Dunes, Granite Point to close through Labor Day

Army to shut down Coug party spots known as the Dunes and the Cliffs

'Extraordinary' bioluminescent waves thrill Northwest photographers

Night photographer describes it as "aurora in the water"

WATCH: Pasco K-12 online learning program town hall

Kennewick School District explains Online Learning Academy option

Audition for American Idol from home starting this week

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Oregon won't close two prisons, will limit use of force by officers

Here's some of what happened during Monday's special session

Salmonella outbreak: Onions making people sick in Washington

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Kittitas Co. roundup: COVID care center, school plans and election results

Here are your Wednesday headlines

WA Primary Election: First statewide results

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Body of Kennewick climber recovered from Mount Jefferson

A hike in David Freepons' memory is planned tonight on Badger Mountain

Free COVID-19 testing in Grandview, Zillah

Drive-up testing sites happening this week

Pasco police release video of May shootout with murder suspects

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WATCH HERE: Gov. Inslee COVID-19 update at 2:30 p.m.