Hometown: Upland, California
Started at FOX 5: February 2018
Interests: Reading, podcasts, pickle ball, weightlifting and the Green Bay Packers
Matt Meyer is the host of FOX 5 News Now, San Diego’s only interactive digital newscast. Each Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., he goes live online to report the day’s top stories, responding to questions and comments from viewers in real time. The shows are an opportunity to break down important local stories with added context and an approachable tone. You can watch on the FOX 5 website and mobile app, plus Facebook and YouTube.
Matt also writes and produces content for fox5sandiego.com and the FOX 5 app. Sometimes it’s breaking news on topics like wildfires or traffic back-ups, with push alerts and social media posts for the latest updates. Sometimes it’s diving deep on issues of local interest, like California’s drought, beach access issues or those pesky mosquitoes.
A Southern California native, Matt is a proud UC Santa Barbara graduate. Before moving to San Diego, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles, focusing on education stories and issues affecting the city’s Westside. He also published investigative pieces, including reports on a missing Malibu doctor and the story of a man’s decades-long stint on California’s death row.
Matt has been performing improvised comedy since he was 14, creating unscripted scenes with fellow cast members based on suggestions from audience members. Some weekends, he still visits L.A. to perform with close friends.