Matt Vanderveer joined the KMIR 6 news team in March of 2013. Before coming to the desert he spent a year at KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado. He dabbled in everything from reporting, anchoring and weather during his stay there.
Matt was born in Long Beach, Ca but grew up on the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo, CA. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. He is a big fan of politics. In fact, his big dream is to have his own political news show. “I love the idea of bringing two opposing views together and letting logic and reason decide the outcome,” says Matt. Though, he says “sometimes logic and reason doesn’t prevail.”
Matt is so excited to be working in the desert in a career that he loves and believes actually makes a difference. Plus, his family is only a 4 hour drive away.
Matt has traveled through quite a bit of Europe including Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France. He has also sailed through the British Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean as well as Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
In his spare time you can find him reading, listening to music, movies, swimming and watching pretty much anything on the BBC! He also loves going out to great restaurants and having a beer at his local bars. If you see him out, feel free to say hi! And if you have a story idea, send him an email at email@example.com