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Matt Flener
Works at KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC
Attended University of Missouri-Columbia
Lives in Kansas City, Mo.
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Curious to hear what each of you think about the Obama Town Hall meeting right now.
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Fourth of July hike. Mt. Bierstadt.
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This picture is amazing!
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Excited to hike tomorrow morning!
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Hangout Pro tip
Use Google translate's nifty "Listen" feature to communicate with people speaking other languages in Hangouts. http://translate.google.com/

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Last night, I was in a Hangout with +Al Chang , +Jordan Clymer +Erik Assmus and +Dean Torn , when I said:

What the hell, let's take this baby Public and see who shows up. I dropped the Public chip in the Invite box, and we waited.

+Wang Feng had the courage to join shortly thereafter, and lurked. Then he typed something in Chinese into the Chat box, which I used Google Translate to, well, translate.

Then I used the Google Translate Listen button to quickly render in Chinese the funnier bits of conversation for +Wang Feng. My laptop speakers transmitted the conversation to the Hangout loud-and-clear.

I now want a Translate widget for Hangouts! +Mike LeBeau

Oh yeah, then the unstoppable +Brian Behlendorf showed up video-only.

Anyone want to give Translate a try and report back?
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Cool photos. I also really like how Google+ handles photos. Very nice.
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The 9news morning team.
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So weird to see you on tv man...congratulations on your success.
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Here's a bit of my experience from Missouri Boys State 2011
Missouri Boys State 2011. Edit; Delete; Tags; Autopost. Every June, I return to Missouri for one of my favorite weeks of the year -- Missouri Boys State. The week-long leadership development experienc...
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News Reporter, Anchor
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  • KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC
    News Anchor, Reporter, present
  • KUSA
    News Anchor, Reporter
  • KXAN Austin News
    News Reporter, Anchor
  • KOMU TV
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
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Kansas City, Mo.
Previously
Denver, Co. - Austin, Tex. - Columbia, Mo. - Estes Park, Co. - Columbia, Mo. - St. John, Mo.
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Introduction

Matt Flener joined KMBC-TV/KCWE-TV in March of 2013.

Matt is passionate about leadership in the community and finding, writing and telling stories that give you a unique perspective on the day's events.

He has won acclaim from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

Prior to KMBC/KCWE, Matt anchored and reported for KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colo. He was first on the scene of the tragic Aurora Movie Theater Shooting and covered numerous wildfires. He also worked for KXAN, the NBC affiliate in Austin, Tex. He was first on the scene of the deadly IRS plane crash in 2010, and broke compelling stories during and after the Fort Hood shootings in 2009. He has also filed stories from major hurricane zones including Katrina, Rita, Humberto, and Ike.

Matt began his career as a morning anchor and education reporter for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo. Matt graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with an M.A. in Media Management and a B.J. in Broadcast Journalism.

He is originally from the St. Louis suburb of St. John, Mo.

He lives in Kansas City, Mo., with his wife and three kids.

You can find Matt anchoring weekday mornings on "FirstNews" on KMBC beginning at 4:30 a.m.

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  • University of Missouri-Columbia
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