Matt Markovich

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Matt Markovich brings 30+ years worth of reporting experience to KIRO Newsradio. He was originally brought to Seattle by KIRO-TV in 1991. After three years, he moved over to KOMO-TV and was there until the fall of 2021. After that, he did some fill-in talk show work here at KIRO-FM before moving over to FOX 13 as their political reporter. He’s a winner of 14 Northwest Emmy Awards. Matt began his broadcast career at KMET-FM in Los Angeles as a surf reporter while was going to college at UC Santa Barbara (his hometown) and making Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax. If you know what it is, you know why Matt was hired as a surf reporter. KMET brought him on full-time as a 19 year old radio producer/reporter at one of the largest rock ‘n roll stations in the country. He later finished up college at San Diego State University. He races Hobie Catamarans competitively, loves to ski, now ‘surfs’ the world wide web and shares travel secrets. He’s been married to his wife Carlissa for 26 years, has a son Josh, 23 and daughter Jessie 21 plus two labs Mekah and Georgia.

WA Legislature passes drug law with modified gross misdemeanor

Details indicate a new drug possession law will include a modified gross misdemeanor as a penalty with a maximum of 364 days in jail.
5 months ago

Colorado Avalanche player involved in incident at Seattle hotel

An incident report from Seattle Police is filling some of the gaps in the disappearance of Colorado Avalanche star Valeri Nichushkin.
5 months ago

Legislators source questionable data for changing police pursuit laws

Stats used by legislators to consider changing police pursuit laws may be in question.
8 months ago

New bill aims to end ‘child marriages’ in Washington state

Washington state currently does not ban child marriages. A new bill in the state legislature would change that.
8 months ago