Matt Belanger

“As a journalist, I understand that it’s my duty to hold the powerful accountable and to give voice to the voiceless.”

Previous Experience

Matt Belanger anchors three hours of news each weekday morning starting at 4:30 a.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and 45-TV. He’s been part of the KSTP family since 2016, when he made the trip north from Atlanta. Matt has also worked in television in his home state of Pennsylvania and got his start as a television journalist at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls.

Honors & Education

Matt is a six-time regional Emmy Award winner. His investigative reporting has brought light to many important issues over the years and has even resulted in laws being changed. In 2020, Matt was awarded the Emmy for best anchor in the Twin Cities including his coverage of the unrest after the murder of George Floyd. Matt is a proud graduate of Elon University in North Carolina where he studied journalism and communications as well as political science.

Personal Interests

When he’s not on TV, you’ll find Matt at the gym, spending time with his two Corgis Fischer and Finlee or taking care of the yard around his home where he lives with his partner in Minneapolis.