Matthew Clark

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Hometown: La Crosse, Wis.

High School: La Crosse Central High School

College: University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Other Journalism Experience: Weekend producer at WKBT, program director at WRFW-FM, student producer for Wisconsin Public Radio.

Started at News 3 Now on: May 17, 2017

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? Madison is a funny city because it’s modern look, but everywhere you look there’s a little spec of history to be found. I have a passion for rock and roll and the city is filled with rock and roll landmarks.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? My biggest news story since working at WISC was the explosion at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wis. I learned a lot about story telling during that time and what it can mean to a community in need.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I collect autographs and vinyl records. I also play in rock and roll bands and go to a lot of concerts.

Who is your hero and why? My hero is Bob Dylan because of his connection to the Midwest and what his music means to me.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school? What a question! I had many favorite bands in high school, and most of them still fall on that list. However, The Beatles will also be my number one!

What is your favorite song of all time? To many to pick from, but I believe “Moon River” is the greatest pop song ever written.

What is your favorite movie of all time? “The God Father” or “The Big Lebowski”

What is your favorite book of all time? “Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemmingway

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was only in 1st grade, but I remember it vividly. I remember being in my classroom and other students whispering about something “bad” happening. I remember cars lining up outside of the gas station near my house as people thought the gas supply would run out. I also remember watching the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather with my dad who was struggling to find a way to explain what was happening.

Articles

Man shows up to hospital with gunshot wound, police say

Beltline reopens following multi-vehicle crash near Todd Drive

Residents of home looked out their window and saw someone else driving off with their vehicle, police say

People living in home say they heard noises, bedroom door open ahead of burglary, police say

Roads cleared after crash closes lanes near I-39

Wisconsin 140 reopened after crash near Clinton

Vehicle hit by gunfire Tuesday night in Fitchburg, police say

Pedestrian hit, killed by semi truck while walking on interstate, authorities say

2 teenagers killed when semi hits car head-on in Columbia County

Dane County's new public health order starts Wednesday. Here's what it changes

Madison Common Council rejects plan to buy proposed men's shelter site

Minnesota man arrested for drunkenly driving the wrong way, crashing into another vehicle

Madison police fire taser at man after he damaged car with tow chain

Man with loaded handgun arrested at Dane County Regional Airport, sheriff says

Darlington man dies in crash in Lafayette County, sheriff says

Madison police respond to report of gun shots Friday morning

Middleton man arrested on 5th OWI offense

2 injured after drive-by shooting outside Wisconsin Dells bar

Vehicle crashes into McFarland home Tuesday night

Madison home struck by gunfire Sunday night, police say

Fitchburg police investigate report of shots fired

Juneau County man threatens to ignite explosives before surrendering

Madison police looking for gas station robbery suspect

Woman killed in Rock County crash

Middleton police arrest dozens during "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign

Authorities looking for missing newborn in Green County

1 killed, 1 injured after electrocution in Dunkirk, sheriff says

Dane County health officials announce more than 100 new cases of COVID-19, breaking Wednesday's record

Dane County health officials report highest number of COVID-19 cases ever

Silver Alert canceled, New Lisbon man found safe

Small fire breaks out inside Madison house the same day a couple bought it

Dane County sees biggest increase of COVID-19 cases since March, announces 1 new death

5 employees and 79 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenosha County

Madison Area Parade of Homes plans to stick to the original plan, hold event in June

Dane County health officials report additional Covid-19-related death, 6 new confirmed cases