Matt Rodewald

Matt Rodewald


Matt Rodewald is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter having spent 15 years covering news and sports in the Midwest before arriving Phoenix. Matt was named to the Phoenix Business Journal “40 Under 40” list for the Class of 2019.

Matt has been front and center for impactful stories here in the Valley including the death of Senator John McCain, the #RedForEd Walkout, the Hamilton HS Football Hazing Scandal, and the 2018 Midterm Elections. His interests in politics, education and consumer issues are always high priorities.

Prior to his arrival in the Valley, Matt worked as a reporter at WMAQ-TV in Chicago and at WTVO-TV in Rockford as an anchor and executive producer for the station’s morning show. During that time, Matt was honored with four Emmy Awards and several “Silver Dome Awards” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Matt is a huge sports fan after spending a decade working with ESPN Radio and 670 The Score in Chicago. He also worked for more than a decade as a play-by-play announcer for various outlets like ESPN and NBC Sports.

Growing up in Chicagoland, Matt was the senior class president and a 3-sport athlete at Geneva Community High School. He graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Journalism in 2002.

He married his beautiful wife Lindy in 2011 and they share their love for their daughters, Skylar and Ella. The also share a passion for bringing awareness to the issue of premature birth after their twin boys Alexander and Blake were born too soon in 2014. Since then, Lindy and Matt have volunteered with the March of Dimes and the Arizona Tears Foundation.

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Valley mother believes her child may have the Coronavirus

As health officials in China and now the United States scramble to contain a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus, Valley residents are reacting to the developments. Statement from Phoenix Children’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Michael Ritchey, MD: “There are many strains of Coronavirus, which can produce illness ranging mild to severe in nature. Phoenix Children’s clinical team treats many patients each year with Coronavirus, but Phoenix Children’s has yet to treat a patient with the novel coronavirus strain from China. Our most recent patient case of Coronavirus that was mentioned in the Fox 10 Phoenix broadcast, is not severe, nor is it related to the virus from China.”