- KMBC 9 NewsMorning Anchor
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 KCWE from 7-9 a.m.
- University of Missouri