After spending five years in the Florida panhandle covering news and politics, Matt Galka headed west for Phoenix.
Matt spent three years at Capitol News Service in Tallahassee, FL covering state politics and everything else Florida threw at him. Before that, he spent two years at WCTV in Florida’s capital city where he covered everything from crime to courts to sports.
Matt is a huge sports fan and former walk-on football player for Syracuse University. He’s a proud Orange alum but also cheers for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats where he got his Master’s degree.
You can usually find Matt outside enjoying the sun with his dog, Bella, or at a sporting event. He’s happy to be a new resident of the Valley and looks forward to seeing everything it has to offer!
A man who was convicted of killing his grandparents in Pima County in 2005 was sentenced to life in a mental hospital but was released in 2020 to a group home. In April 2021, police say he killed his roommate.
Maya the Macaw is missing after a house fire in Apache Junction and the family is doing its best to find her and bring her back home.
Thieves targeting a pollution control device in cars are terrorizing a Valley nonprofit and they’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to fix up their vans that are used to drive senior citizens around.
Tempe city officials said they would use COVID-19 vaccine rates and case count data to determine when they would end their mask mandate.
Officials with Gila County asking the private sector to help out with emergency shelters, in case a new wildfire burns within the area.
Finally, some good news for the Fox family, which was moving from Georgia to Arizona when someone stole their truck and a trailer that was holding everything the family owned.
Supporters of Prop 208, which was passed by voters in November 2020, say a bill being considered by the Arizona State Legislature will strip funding for education. Proponents of the bill, meanwhile, say it is about protecting small business.
Concerts will be welcomed back to Arizona in a short period and for now, venues can apply for a grant from the Small Business Administration.
Officials with the City of Phoenix say the city's mask mandate, which was instituted in June of 2020, will remain in place despite an order by Gov. Doug Ducey that cities, towns and counties must now lift such mandates.
Most parents are saying no to youth football for their kids, according to results from a new survey by the Barrow Neurological Institute. Girls soccer ranked second to only boys football in terms of how many concussions are reported across youth sports.