Matt Groves - – Rockford’s News Leader

Matt Groves

Matt with his father and grandfather Matt with his father and grandfather
Matt was the WREX charity basketball team in 2012 Matt was the WREX charity basketball team in 2012

Multi-Media Journalist

Matt joined the WREX team as a multi-media journalist in September 2011.

Matt graduated from Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Illinois, with a Bachelor's of Science in Mass Communication.

"When truthful, accurate and timely, news can be applicable to the lives of those it informs," said Groves. Matt goes on to say that his favorite part about being in news is, "Having the power to make change happen. What I appreciate most about news is the impact it can have to those who use it."

When Matt's away from work he likes to keep up with current events, workout at the YMCA, watch movies, read and attend bible study with members of his church.

Matt is originally from Augusta, Kentucky.

Little Known Facts about Matt:

1. Graduated from the same high school as George Clooney.

2. Interned at a country music radio station in Cincinnati, OH.

3. Previously wrote for a small newspaper in Maysville, KY.

4. High school graduating class was 20 people in a public school.

5. Loves chick flicks!

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