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 two sons and his dog, visiting local parks and trails, and likes to play hockey and paddle board.

Articles

Child hit, killed in Yakima neighborhood

Franklin County commissioner halts move to fire administrator

Wind alert: Blowing dust, 40 mph gusts Tuesday

First Alert Weather: Blowing Dust Advisory for Tri-Cities, other areas

Midnight fire claims condemned Yakima County home

Community to honor volunteer firefighter who died from COVID-19

Onion-truck crash blocks SR 243 south of Mattawa

Got extra paint? Get rid of it for free

Yakima triplex fire may have been arson

Fire occurred on same block where 14-year-old was killed last fall

Windstorm roundup: Fallen trees, runaway trampolines, flying monkeys?

7-car crash amid blowing dust closed I-182 in Richland

Windstorm: Thousands without power; how to prepare + outage maps

Strong, damaging winds + blowing dust Sunday afternoon and evening

Sunday windstorm expected to cause power problems

Weather: Nice Saturday, angry Sunday w/ high winds, mountain snow

Rocket debris, not meteor, caused Northwest fireball in sky, scientists say

Aplets & Cotlets candy company closing after 100+ years

Liberty Orchards of Cashmere to end operations by June 2021

Sir Plows-a-Lot? Snowbegone Kenobi? Help name WSDOT's new plow

$75 million Richland lab to power clean energy innovation

Design, construction set to begin on Grid Storage Launchpad at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tours Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

PHOTOS: USS Nimitz returns to Washington state after nearly a year away

Concerning virus variants, mutation emerge in Oregon

There is concern that current COVID vaccines and people who have contracted the previous virus will have less protection and immunity

Runaway teen: Yakima police ask for help in finding this boy

'Enormous' lake-crossing avalanche reported; snow slides just keep coming

BEFORE & AFTER: Snow covers Paradise visitor center at Mount Rainier

Winter storm impacting eastern Washington and Oregon roads, travel, school, homes

Prepare for possible power outages, too. First Alert Weather info for Friday:

UPDATE: Missing Yakima man found dead

Yakima police were looking for a 'missing/endangered' man

Flags in WA, OR, across US lowered to honor 500,000+ lost to COVID

Pass closures Sunday as snow turns to rain; high avalanche danger

Local movie theaters reopening Friday

Theaters in Kennewick, Richland and Ellensburg are now open

First Alert Weather: Up to 18 inches of snow for mountain passes

Another round of mountain snow is on the way.

Fired-up Inslee addresses Phase-2 snafu, defends COVID response

Hanford High stadium upgrades coming soon, RSD says

Work to begin on artificial turf, 2,000-seat grandstand, scoreboard and lights + resurfaced track

Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass both closed Tuesday

I-90 is estimated to reopen in both directions at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

South Central region now in Phase 2 of WA reopening plan

As more avalanches fell, Kittitas County team fought to find friend buried in snow

Local sheriff, WSP trooper remember avalanche victim Steve Houle

Governor's mansion breach: Do you know this man?

Cle Elum man killed in avalanche was 'excellent' WSP trooper

Steve Houle, 51, was a 28-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol