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.


Broken water line floods Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick

Part of the road will be closed until Tuesday at the earliest.

Rep. Newhouse to local Republicans: 'I am not resigning.'

Newhouse announces he has been named Assistant Whip in Congress.

Local GOP chairmen: Constituents calling for Rep. Newhouse to resign

Benton, Franklin Yakima, grant Adams and Douglas County GOP chairs upset over Newhouse's impeachment vote.

Kennewick mass-vaccination site now closed for Monday

A DOH-created appointment system is "not operational and the site will remain a first-come, first-serve location until further notice," local officials said.

New list of local COVID vaccination sites: Where to get a shot + how to sign up

Here's where people in the Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla and Kittitas County areas can get coronavirus vaccines once they're eligible.

All WA regions to stay in Phase 1 another week

Here's how our South Central Region looks.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who goes next + finding your 'place in line'

You don't "sign up" or "get in line" for a shot. Here's what you can do (other than sit tight and wait).

False alarm prompts Hanford workers to briefly take cover, shelter in place

WA congresswoman, many others calling for Trump to be removed with 25th Amendment

Protesters breach WA Governor’s Mansion grounds to bang on Inslee’s door

WATCH: Update on Washington's vaccine rollout

Mudslide cleared from US 2 near Leavenworth

Oregon schools can decide to reopen in 2021, gov. says

Umatilla School District to open to some students January 19, 2021

5,000 confirmed COVID cases, 55 deaths in Umatilla County

Train derails near Mabton; second Washington derailment in 2 days

A different BNSF train derailed in Custer, Wash. on Tuesday.

WATCH: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by CBC Jazz Ensemble

Gov. Inslee announces travel restrictions amid new virus strain abroad

Live at 2:30: Gov. Inslee on travel from abroad, including the UK

First day of winter: Let's look at 'white Christmas' chances

We'll be monitoring this all week on Good Morning Northwest 5-7 am, KAPP-KVEW Local News at 5, 6 & 6:30 pm + streaming on KAPP-KVEW+

Gov. Inslee: It’s time to get kids back into classrooms

Dept. of Health: Once schools reopen, they should not go back to remote learning.

'Washington will be an anti-racist state': Gov. proposes $365M to help communities of color

Watch: Gov. Inslee announces "equity proposals"

Holiday ice skating: Outdoor rinks open in Washington, Oregon

Thanksgiving 'erased' progress against virus. Now let's talk about Christmas (POLL)

Benton-Franklin health officer asks people to "carefully weigh the risks of their actions against their values."

Northern lights: Aurora may be visible from Washington soon

A solar outburst could generate northern lights as far south as Oregon, NOAA predicts.

Gov. Inslee speaks on pandemic response, economic relief

Gov. Inslee speaks about COVID-19 exposure tool 'WA Notify'

Live at 2:30: COVID-19 update from Gov. Inslee

Live at 10a: Tri-Cities COVID-19 news conference

Public health and hospital officials to discuss COVID-19 response and readiness

Small Business Saturday: Sales at 33 downtown Yakima businesses

November 28 to be a "fun, happy, exciting day downtown"

How to get free Thanksgiving dinners through Walmart

Seahawks, Sounders FC home stadium has a new name

Rep. Newhouse says he has COVID-19

Walla Walla native wows crowd, places 7th at PBR World Finals

The 24-year-old earned his second-largest PBR paycheck to date