Matt is a Connecticut native, and excited to be back home reporting and telling stories in the place he grew up.
Born and raised in Derby, Matt went to Notre Dame of West Haven for high school, before heading off to Syracuse University and the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Out of college he headed to Maine for his first job as a reporter.
Matt worked for 2.5 years at WLBZ in Bangor, ME, reporting on stories which took him deep into the Maine woods, the coastal shore and even into Canada.
In February 2006 he headed to WNYT in Albany, reporting on New York's Capital Region for four years.
Matt is a big sports fan and loves college basketball and football
Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 8:53 PM PDT|
By Olivia Kalentek, Marcy Jones, Jay Kenney, Rob Polansky, Matt McFarland and Gray News staff
Police believe it was a targeted incident, but the teenager may not have been the intended victim.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2022 at 12:02 PM PDT|
By Matt McFarland, Evan Sobol and Jordan Gartner
Police in Connecticut are looking to use DNA to crack a nearly 50-year-old cold case. But they first need to recover the victim’s body after digging up the wrong one.