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.


Sunday snow falls on Cascade mountain passes

WATCH: Driver rams several cars to avoid arrest in Kennewick

What must happen before COVID will not be a serious concern anymore

Tri-Cities health officer explains in latest update

Washington woman burned trying to rescue dog from Yellowstone hot spring

Kittitas County's Shree Saini crowned Miss World America

KAPP-TV signal being repaired; watch local newscasts on app, online

Tri-Cities Airport adds new airline, flights to Reno-Tahoe

29% of Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases are in schoolchildren, health officer says

More children, teenagers found to have COVID-19; case rates falling among young adults

Tri-Cities health district reports 34 COVID-19 deaths

Child hit while walking to school in Kennewick is expected to be OK

Columbia River shoreline closed; toxic algae found

Have a 509 phone number? You'll have to dial the area code first to make a call

10-digit dialing coming to Eastern Washington

AG Ferguson: Biden admin 'cruel' for fighting Hanford worker law

APPLY: Local doctors want to donate $50K new smile to veteran

Smiles For Soldiers now accepting applications

Homicide investigation: Body of Pasco man, 33, found off Bateman Road

Health dept. steps in to quell COVID-19 outbreak in Kittitas schools

Students, staff who didn't wear masks in class told to go home, test or both

UPDATE: Dog reported dead; potential toxic algae near Richland parks suspected

Tri-Cities: 668 new COVID cases, high case rate

Purse snatchers stealing wallets, using stolen cards in Pendleton, La Grande

Anonymous donors give $100K to local nonprofit

Donation made via 3 Rivers Community Foundation, which is encouraging nonprofits to apply for support

Kennewick fire forces several people from their homes

Raw video: Zlatich house fire in Finley; neighbor Kaufman suspected

Kennewick PD names Ryan Kaufman in deadly rampage; 2 victims identified

DNR leader Franz urges feds to mandate vaccines for wildland firefighters

DNR is taking steps to make vaccines available at fire camps

Mattawa man in jail, accused of killing neighbor

Detectives investigating Mattawa-area homicide; suspect in custody

Benton-Franklin Fair starts soon; no free bus shuttles this year

Ben Franklin Transit cancels shuttle service for 2021 fair and rodeo

'GO NOW!' More Level 3 evacs + community meeting for Schneider Springs Fire

Biden picks former Umatilla tribal leader Chuck Sams to head National Park Service

Oregon man is first Native American to be nominated as national parks directo

2 Othello men killed in crash; Cle Elum man survives

Police say victims' SUV pulled out in front of a flatbed truck on Thursday in Grant County

Unhealthy-Very Unhealthy local air quality; some WA locations 'hazardous'

Rain, thunderstorms coming; flash flooding, debris flows possible

94% of COVID deaths, cases happened in those not fully vaccinated, DOH says