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

UVA working to craft new plans for graduation celebration

  Charlottesville police address recent shootings in the city

  COVID-19 reveals lessons learned and lost from deadly 1918 flu pandemic in central Va.

Albemarle County to remove “At Ready” Confederate statue on Sept. 12

Staunton’s Stonewall Jackson Hotel renamed Hotel 24 South

Sentara Healthcare, Cone Health join forces to transform healthcare

Committee recommends name for new charter school in Albemarle Co.

  UVA professor, supporters question role of race in decision to deny tenure

  Va. proposes standards for dealing with COVID-19 following hundreds of complaints against employers

Charlottesville’s July 4th fireworks search for new location after city cancels due to COVID-19

Coalition leads movement to remove police from Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. schools

  Volunteers to help prevent spread of COVID-19 at the polls on Election Day

  New senior center in Albemarle Co. begins phased opening following COVID-19 delays

Sen. Warner, Rep. McEachin call on fellow lawmakers in Congress to take action for racial justice

  Sen. Warner discusses Confederate statues, Pres. Trump’s response to racial justice protests

Virginia public health officials begin statewide study of COVID-19 antibodies

  AHIP launches $100k fundraising campaign to help central Virginia families with home repairs

  Greene County Transit prepares to merge with regional JAUNT service

  Virginia begins releasing new data about COVID-19 in prisons

  Sheetz proposes Albemarle County store across from Wawa

  Charlottesville church congregation puts on parade to celebrate member’s 100th birthday

Charlottesville city manager reflects on first year on the job, outlines plan moving forward

  “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