Matt Markovich

Reporter

Matt Markovich
Matt Markovich
Reporter
Matt Markovich is man who wears many hats. He began reporting for KOMO 4 News in 1994, but he also reports and produces for several nationally syndicated programs and networks including The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Learning Channel, PBS, Lifetime and ABC.

Matt was hired in 1991 by KIRO-TV to create and executive produce a daily news magazine feature program. In 2002, Matt served as the Seattle Bureau Chief and Correspondent for TechTV, the cable national channel started by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen which was the first to broadcast technology news and information 24/7. Matt's background in technology makes him a great go-to-guy when KOMO 4 News needs someone to explain in simple terms an often tech centric story of interest.

He is the recipient of several Northwest Emmy awards for reporting and producing. He's also been nominated for National Emmy award, NATPE Iris award and CableACE awards. He's won RTNDA's regional award for Best News Reporting, Best Feature Reporting and Best Documentary.

His start in broadcasting in an interesting one. While attending college in Santa Barbara, Matt made Mr. Zog's Sex Wax, a surfboard wax. That connection led to Matt being a surf reporter on KMET-FM in Los Angeles and eventually he started working at the radio station full time. After graduating San Diego State, made his way back to Santa Barbara for his first TV job at KEYT-TV Channel 3.

Matt loves to sail, ski, surf the World Wide Web and travel with his family whenever he can.

Recent stories by Matt Markovich

KOMO 4 TV Would you vote for a dog? Local pooch running for prosecutor Would you vote for a dog? Local pooch running for prosecutor (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The fur is expected to fly in the primary election for Whatcom County Prosecutor, literally. David McEachran is running unopposed for an 11th term as the county’s prosecutor but he may have a bone to pick with a four legged upstart challenger that is gaining momentum as a write-in candidate.
KOMO 4 TV 2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts 2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts (Video)
The Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it's canceling Nugent's concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. The news came three days after Idaho's Coeur D'Alene Tribe canceled Nugent's Aug. 4 show over his "racist and hate-filled remarks."
KOMO 4 TV Researchers: Computer teaches itself everything about anything Researchers: Computer teaches itself everything about anything (Video)
We've all been there, sitting in front of our Internet device, searching for answers to our questions, navigating the idiosyncrasies of search tools, Google, Bing, Yahoo, and all the others. Two Seattle computer scientists believe they developed a technology that can narrow down Internet search results faster than the search engine behemoths, all using a computer that teaches itself about concepts.
KOMO 4 TV Gun owner denied CPL for legally using marijuana Gun owner denied CPL for legally using marijuana (Video)
With recreational marijuana sales about to begin in Washington State, legal gun owners are facing a don't ask, don't tell dilemma. Should they admit they are a marijuana user which goes up against federal firearm laws. A Richland woman and her police chief know the issue all too well.
KOMO 4 TV Your next security password may be your ear Your next security password may be your ear (Video)
There are devices that scan your fingerprint, read your retina and face, recognize your voice and identify you using the veins in your palm, why not the ear. Descartes Biometrics in Bellingham has developed Ergo, an app for Android smart phones that uses your ear as a password