Emmy Award-winning anchor Matt Austin joined the Local 6 team as the Morning News co-anchor in June of 2011. He has covered some of Central Florida’s biggest stories and has interviewed some of our most inspiring neighbors. On December 6th, Matt Austin was promoted to evening news co-anchor sitting next to anchor Lauren Rowe.
In My Own Words ...
“I've always loved reporting, especially when I can help inform people in my hometown. There's something about doing live TV and being there for every story as it happens - that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value in reporting local news and sharing the truth behind every story. After all, this is my home too, what happens here matters”.
I’m a Florida native, born and raised in West Palm Beach County. I graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!). It makes me happy to be back in Florida again, reconnecting with the people who surrounded me as I grew up.
I broke into the business in Idaho Falls, pursuing my passion of television news as an anchor for two years. From there, I moved to KOKH-TV FOX 25 in Oklahoma City, where I anchored and reported for their five-hour morning newscast. It was here that I discovered my adventurous side, and also started a segment called "Training Days," where I rode a bull, played arena football and even drove a monster truck! But it didn’t stop there, my adventurist spirit landed me in special projects, where I went undercover and produced a variety of special investigative reports.
While I love my job, hands down the best part of the day is coming home to the three most beautiful girls in the world -- my wife and two daughters.
I try to bring viewers honest reporting, and I dedicate each day to making my community better, uncovering news that matters each and every night. After all, this is our community and what happens here matters to everyone of us.
You can watch Matt Austin weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. on Local 6.
- Favorite Restaurant: Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
- Favorite Musical Group: Blues Traveler
- Favorite Website: tomahawknation.com
- Favorite Sport: Football
- Favorite Team: Florida State Seminoles
- Favorite Movie: Meet the Parents
- Place I would love to visit: Greek Islands