A multiple Emmy award-winning journalist, Matt Smith anchors weekends on CBS4. A Minnesota native, Matt spent seven years in Packers territory before calling Indianapolis home. His reporting has taken him across the country, from the White House to interview President Obama, to the heart of presidential politics in Iowa and the depths of the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field.

Matt’s investigative reporting has been honored with numerous awards, including from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He spent weeks at Wisconsin’s state capitol covering tens-of-thousands of protestors rallying against collective bargaining changes. His investigation into the impact of a proposed open-pit mine in Northern Wisconsin earned him an Emmy along with capturing the historic beauty of ice caves formed along Lake Superior’s shoreline.

Matt’s appeared multiple times on ABC World News Tonight, and his exclusive political interviews have received national attention, from the Washington Post to FOX News and MSNBC.

New to Indy, he loves finding new breweries and restaurants to check out. You’ll always find him with a cup of coffee and testing out the best trails for a good run. In Green Bay, Matt laced up his dancing shoes to earn a judge’s choice award as a star dancer in a local Dancing with Our Stars competition, which raised tens-of-thousands of dollars for the American Red Cross. He spent five months in ballroom dance lessons to perform the waltz and merengue in front of more than 800 people.

Before coming to CBS4, Matt worked at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota.

Matt and his wife keep busy with a new baby girl who was born last summer!

Have a story idea? Drop Matt a line at msmith@cbs4indy.com.


Recent Articles
  • Sen. Young will vote ‘yes’ to begin debate on health care, undecided on repeal now and replace later

    WHITESTOWN, Ind. – At an event to ceremonially open an AmerisourceBergen distribution center in Whitestown Monday morning, Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) told FOX 59 he will vote “yes” on a procedural vote expected as soon as Tuesday to begin debate on the health care vote. But he remains undecided on whether he would support a move to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act and work to replace it later. “I want to get the specifics on the vote itself,” Young said. […]

  • IN Focus: Sessions, Spicer, health care top this week’s DC headlines

    WASHINGTON – After another whirlwind week in the nation’s capital, many questions remain about the path forward for key Trump administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was the focus of a scathing report in the Washington Post which claimed Sessions had discussed campaign issues in a meeting with Russian officials last year. The report has led to new questions about Sessions’ future and whether his resignation may soon be at hand, just days after White House press secretary […]

  • Libertarians host ‘drink-in’ as commission forms to potentially overhaul Indiana’s alcohol code

    SHERIDAN, Ind. – For the second time in months, the Libertarian Party of Indiana hosted a “drink-in” Sunday to push major reforms ahead of what could become the largest change to Indiana’s alcohol law in decades. “What this is – is about government picking winners and losers,” said Rodney Benker, vice chair of the state Libertarian party. The Ricker’s gas station in Sheridan hosted the event, one of two of the chain’s convenience stores that can sell cold beer for […]

  • Indy Downtown Skyline 2

    Analysis: Health care bill would reduce Indiana’s federal Medicaid funding by $36 billion

    INDIANAPOLIS – An analysis delivered privately to governors during the National Governors Association conference this past weekend outlines potential cuts in federal Medicaid funding to individual states under the latest U.S. Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Published online by POLITICO, the study conducted and presented by the consulting firm Avalere Health found Indiana’s federal Medicaid funds would decline by $36.5 billion by 2036. Trump administration officials in attendance, including Medicaid administrator Seema Verma, reportedly urged […]

  • IN Focus: Rokita on health care, Senate race, Russia probe

    INDIANAPOLIS – In the midst of a controversial year in the nation’s capital, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is also looking ahead to 2018, and a potential run for Senate against Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). In an interview that aired on this week’s edition of IN Focus, the fourth-district congressman talked about the health care debate and the investigation into Russian meddling but he also wasn’t shy in sharing his thoughts on his potential opponents in the race for Senate. Rokita […]

  • IN Focus: Pence distancing himself from Trump Jr. scandal?

    INDIANAPOLIS – As Washington seems nearly all-consumed by the latest reports surrounding the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, Vice President Mike Pence appears to be working to distance himself from the controversy. Pence is keeping an active public schedule, flying to Kentucky on Wednesday before meeting with lawmakers to push for the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act. “So I just say to you, cheerfully – expect criticism,” Pence told students at an event in […]

  • Pence pushes policy talk, distances himself from Trump Jr. meeting controversy

    WASHINGTON – As Washington seems nearly all-consumed by the latest reports surrounding the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, Vice President Mike Pence appears to be working to distance himself from the controversy. “Thank you so much for that very warm welcome,” Pence said Wednesday morning at the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington. Pence is keeping an active public schedule, speaking in Washington Wednesday morning before flying to Kentucky in the afternoon to meet and push […]

  • Election officials gathered in Indianapolis send firm message to White House amid voter data request

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As election officials from across the country departed Indianapolis Monday, they left an imprint on a growing political debate over personal voter data and claims of voter fraud as a new White House Commission is set to meet for the first time next week. Secretaries of state still gathered late Monday morning for their final meeting unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming “states are responsible for protecting the integrity of their elections including the secrecy of the ballot, […]

  • IN Focus: Young, Donnelly return to DC amidst health care debate

    INDIANAPOLIS –  Amidst an ongoing debate over health care, Indiana’s senators are returning to Washington next week after hearing from many voters here at home over the July 4th recess. As Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) prepared to march in the Carmel Fest parade Tuesday morning, he underscored the message he’d been hearing. “All along the parade route, everybody is saying please save our health care,” Donnelly said, referring to a parade he marched in Monday. While international issues like North Korea, […]

  • Election officials gathering in Indianapolis ponder White House request for voter data

    INDIANAPOLIS – As secretaries of state from across the country gather in Indianapolis  for their annual conference this weekend, privately they’re spending a good amount of time debating a serious request from the White House that has resulted in varying opinions and restrictions within their own state laws. “Count me as someone who is concerned about why this information is being put together in a central place,” Denise Merrill said, Connecticut’s Democratic Secretary of State. State election officials nationwide are […]