Matt Loveless anchors WAND's morning and noon shows. Some of you might remember his time as our sports director, where he spent four years bringing central Illinois award-winning coverage of our local athletes and their stories.

Matt originally joined the team in April of 2012 in that role after spending his entire life in the northwest. Before he came to Illinois, he was working at KTRV TV in Boise, Idaho, covering all kinds of sports.  Most days, that included the Boise State University football team. With their national notoriety, and their ability to create quite a bit of controversy in the college football polls, there was never a dull moment covering the Broncos.  Before that, he was a nightly news anchor and general assignment reporter at KLEW TV, the CBS affiliate in Lewiston, Idaho.

In the years before, he spent time with KNDO TV (NBC) in his hometown of Yakima, WA, and at FSN Northwest, the regional sports network for the area covering his favorite teams and players. Naturally, a lot of his free time is spent watching those teams - the Seahawks, the Mariners, and his alma mater Washington State Cougars.

Matt made the switch to mornings in April 2016 to give himself more time with his family. His afternoons are spent with his wife and two children, and he enjoys many more trips to the zoo, the park, has a newfound love of running, and all of the other fun things having an open afternoon can bring.

Give him a like on Facebook, a follow on Twitter, or send him an email: He's still taking all story ideas - even sports!