Matthew is a weekend anchor and multimedia journalist who joined NBC4 in November 2020. He returned home to Columbus after spending more than two years with WITN News in Greenville, North Carolina.
Matthew graduated from Bishop Watterson High School after attending St. Brendan’s in Hilliard. Matthew won a state championship as a part of Watterson’s 2002 football team, and is an avid sports lover. Matthew bleeds scarlet and gray for his Buckeyes and cheers on his local teams in Columbus as well as those in Cleveland (no matter how many times they break his heart).
After graduating from Watterson, Matthew attended Ohio University, where he majored in Sport Management & Business. He began his career in sports sales and marketing before transitioning to broadcast journalism. Matthew spent more than a year-and-a-half as a Sports Reporter and Anchor at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville. There he covered Ohio State football games, the 2018 Columbus Blue Jackets playoff run, and most especially, the local high school teams that are the heart of those communities.
Before joining NBC4, Matthew served as the station’s New Bern Bureau Chief and Weekend Evening Anchor at WITN-TV in North Carolina. He covered multiple hurricanes, including Hurricane Florence, which brought devastating and historic flooding to New Bern and surrounding areas. He also took part in following President Donald Trump’s visit through New Bern after the storm. Throughout his time telling the stories of eastern North Carolina, one of the highlights for Matthew was leading coverage during the national disappearance of 3-year-old Casey Hathaway, who was miraculously found after an extensive two-day search and safely reunited with his parents and sister.
In his free time, Matthew enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors, and experiencing all that Columbus has to offer. In October of 2022, Matthew was named a board member for Netcare Access, an organization that has provided the central Ohio community with critical mental health and substance abuse services for 50 years.
If you have any story ideas or local entertainment recommendations, you can email Matthew at MHerchik@wcmh.com or send him a message on Twitter or Facebook.