Matthew Clark

Email Matthew

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

Highway 14 near Evansville reopens after Friday morning crash

Madison police officer on leave after video allegedly shows sexual activity inside squad car

Summerfest will return to June and July in 2022, but only on the weekends

Shots fired at car driving away, Madison police say

No injuries reported after shots fired near Milwaukee Street, police say

Woman sexually assaulted while taking garbage out, police say

1 killed in interstate crash outside Lake Delton

Shots fired in Madison overnight, police say

Firefighters put out fire on East Washington Avenue

FIRST WARN TRAFFIC: I-90 near Lake Delton reopened after fatal crash

Shots fired in Janesville Thursday night, police say

Missing man from Burke found safe

Shots fired near Buckeye Road, police say

Missing Evansville teen found safe

Madison police investigate homicide near Cottage Grove Road

Silver Alert canceled after missing Madison woman found safe

Woman killed in Dane County crash, sheriff says

Firefighters respond to garage fire in the Town of Dunn

Woman choked, vehicle stolen Sunday night

Badgers ready to welcome back fans with special event Saturday

Man threatened with gun while taking his dog out of car, police say

Madison police investigate attempted homicide on east side

Milwaukee teenager found safe, AMBER Alert canceled

I-94 near Johnson Creek reopens following multi-vehicle crash with fatalities

Madison police investigate report of gunfire near State Street

Semi rollover blocks portion of I-90/94 early Tuesday

Portage firefighters put out vehicle fire

Vehicle hit by gunfire while kids were inside, police say

Ambulance hits Middleton bank Thursday night, 6 hurt

Woman killed by a train on west side, authorities say

Man seriously injured after hit-and-run Tuesday night, police say

Business hit by gunfire Thursday night, police say

Madison police investigate deadly stabbing near Park Street

Madison police investigating group of burglaries and attempted burglaries

Speed and alcohol suspected in Rock County fatal crash, sheriff says

Madison man faces felony OWI charges, police say

Silver Alert canceled after Janesville man found safe

Police reopen northbound lanes of U.S. 151 after pedestrian killed by vehicle

Man arrested after leaving victim unconscious on State Street, police say

Milwaukee museum creates Joey Chestnut bobblehead with a special feature