Matt Mershon joined the WTVO Channel 17 News Team as a multimedia journalist in June 2012.
Prior to coming to WTVO, Matt was an associate producer at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois on their afternoon life-style program.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism. While at Illinois, Matt interned with WCIA-TV, CBS News & WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. He also worked at the school's newspaper and radio station.
Originally from Massachusetts, Matt loves the Midwest. Although he might miss the ocean sometimes, he loves taking walks along the Rock River and through Sinnissippi Park. A self-professed foodie Matt is hoping to discover more about Rockford through trying different restaurants across the Forest City.
Email Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org