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.


COVID-19 Comeback: Local health districts report cases rising

Reports come on the heels of new CDC guidance to wear masks in areas where virus is surging

Someone shot up a house in Pasco. Do you recognize this car?

Police say they know it was a drive-by shooting, and they hope others can help fill in the details

Pasco police search for 'road rage' driver who shot a car

Kennewick PD: New law tied officers' hands during woman's stabbing spree

Tri-Cities COVID count: 326 new cases in three days

What's new with the fires polluting eastern Washington's air

Fire Watch: Several large wildfires in eastern Washington

Thursday updates on Red Apple Fire, Cedar Creek Fire, Lick Creek Fire and Green Ridge Fire

Wildfires and smoke: Wednesday updates on major fires in WA, OR

Wednesday updates on Burbank Fire, Lick Creek Fire, Green Ridge Fire, Cedar Creek Fire, Varden Fire, Delancy Fire, and air quality

Varden/Cedar/Delancy Fire - Tuesday: Smoke impacting air quality

Burbank Fire near Selah 50% contained; perimeter mop-up underway

Walla Walla: KVEW signoff, rescan to bring new TV channels

Lick Creek Fire (Dry Gulch Fire) - Monday: 55,055 acres, 20% contained

Briefing planned for 7 pm Tuesday at Pomeroy High School

Varden Fire, Delancy Fire, Cedar Fire - Monday: Update from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Burbank Fire - Monday: Controlled burns, closures, and "get set" evacs

Lightning fires reported in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Smokejumpers, local ranger district fire crews checked on at least 8 fire reports Friday

Big ol' trout shatters Washington state record

Kittitas power could be restored 7 p.m. Monday following Sunday fire

Hydro racing community remembers driver who died in Richland Regatta

Matthew Mattson passed away after a racing crash Friday, June 25.

Traffic Alert: Trailer carrying liquid asphalt rolled on 395 south of Ritzville

Mount Rainier hiker dies after falling through snow bridge

The park visitor's body was recovered Wednesday afternoon

Bear crashes: Trooper warns drivers after two run-ins in 24 hours

Rafting accident victim was “well respected and loved,” sheriff’s office says

Local store clerk fights off suspected rapist’s knife attack; man arrested

Umatilla Co. sheriff’s deputy drowns in northeast Oregon river

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest announces Toby Keith as new 2021 headliner

Cole Swindell, Clay Walker and Clare Dunn are also part of the 2021 lineup

Drought advisory an 'early warning' for most of Washington state

Weather Alert: High wind with blowing dust and a shower chance

Newhouse votes for Jan. 6 Capitol attack commission

Rep. Dan Newhouse among Republicans defying party leaders by voting in favor

More Tri-Cities teens getting COVID; Mass-vax site closing May 28

Roughly 100,000 people in Benton and Franklin counties have had at least one vaccine shot, Dr. Amy Person said Thursday.

House fire near Zillah under investigation

New concerts added to Washington State Fair

Body found in river at Columbia Park

KAPP-KVEW hosting Vaccine Day to inform and provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine

3 Yakima homes burned in 36 hours, injuring 3

Richland online academy opens to students statewide

Now called Pacific Crest Online Academy, program will accept middle and high school students from across the state

Pendleton woman killed in ATV accident near Ukiah, deputies say

Prosser fire: meat locker destroyed, damage to police dept. is 'extensive'

Fire damages downtown Prosser businesses and police dept.