Matt Flener joined 9NEWS on June 21, 2010.
Matt is passionate about finding, writing and telling stories that give you a unique perspective on the day's events.
He has won acclaim from the Society of Professional Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
Prior to 9News, Matt reported and anchored for KXAN, the NBC affiliate in Austin, Tex. He was first on the scene of the deadly IRS plane crash in 2010, and broke compelling stories during and after the Fort Hood shootings in 2009. He has also filed stories from major hurricane zones including Katrina, Rita, Humberto, and Ike.
Matt began his career as a morning anchor and education reporter for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo. Matt graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with an M.A. in Media Management and a B.J. in Broadcast Journalism. His specialties include in-depth and enterprise reporting, and discovering new ways to share news on as many platforms as possible.
He is originally from the St. Louis suburb of St. John, Mo.
He lives in Denver with his wife and kids.