Matt Talhelm

Matt Talhelm


Charlottesville, Va.

Matt loves being the first to know what's happening, so waking up before the sun comes up is a natural fit for him! Matt joins the NBC29 News at Sunrise team as co-anchor from 4:30 - 7:00 AM after leading weekend editions of NBC29 News at 6 & 11 and CW29 News at 10 as anchor. Matt also co-anchors NBC29 News at Noon.

Since joining NBC29 in November 2005, Matt has covered the stories that matter most to Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. He's reported live from the Virginia Tech shootings, Louisa earthquake, and presidential visits from George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Matt led NBC29's coverage of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017 as an anchor and reporter. His anchoring and reporting have earned numerous Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters and Virginia Association of Broadcasters awards. He's also earned a Capital Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting.

Originally from central Pennsylvania, Matt is glad to be back on the East Coast after spending four years in Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

During his last two years in Missouri, Matt reported and anchored weekend newscasts at KOMU-TV in Columbia. His "Target 8" investigative reports earned him several regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas City Press Club.

Matt's reporting also received national honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the distinguished William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Journalism has always been Matt's passion, and he loves finding creative ways everyday to tell your stories.

Recent Articles by Matt

  “Joyful Art” project delivers student artwork to nursing homes, long-term care facilities across central Virginia

  Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital receives nearly $200K donation to support patient care

  Virginia rolls out resources for renters, homeowners struggling through COVID-19 pandemic

  Virginia free clinics care for more patients during the pandemic, as donations drop

  Madison Co. vineyard owner starts viticulture training program for high school students

  Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. clergy express ‘grave reservations’ to governor about reopening Va.

  Report reveals new details from investigation into deadly 2017 VSP helicopter crash

  Charlottesville, Albemarle County urge businesses to flush their pipes before reopening to reduce health risks

  UVA panel focuses on lasting effects of COVID-19 pandemic on education

  UVA researchers collaborate, report progress in the fight against COVID-19

  Virtual recreation programs in Charlottesville connect people with disabilities during COVID-19 pandemic

  Charlottesville area nonprofits make a plea to donors to survive the COVID-19 crisis

  Gov. Northam COVID-19 Briefing: PPEs; elections; mixed drinks takeout, tracking racial demographics

  Small businesses in central Virginia struggle to secure COVID-19 relief loans

  Gov. Northam holds briefing on coronavirus in Virginia

  Gov. Northam’s COVID-19 briefing: alternative care sites, recession and budgets, and wearing masks in public

  CFA Institute donates COVID-19 protective masks to first responders, hospice caregivers

Congressman Riggleman, UVA infectious disease doctor answer coronavirus questions

  Gov. Northam: surge of COVID-19 cases predicted sometime in May

  Fundraising campaign for restaurant gift cards for nurses expands thanks to your generosity!

  Congressman Riggleman Reacts to $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

  Madison Co. student signs apprenticeship acceptance letter

Albemarle County announces first Court Square community conversation

  Crane collapse in Charlottesville injures 1 person