Weekend evening anchor/reporter Matthew Nordin has been with News 3 since December 2014. He's an alum of SIU and Mt. Vernon Township High School.
After graduating from college, Matthew worked in television news departments around the country. He's most proud of his Edward R. Murrow Award for a series of stories on a financial scheme involving a former lieutenant governor of South Carolina, who ended-up going to prison for his role in defrauding thousands of his former constituents. Another highlight of his career was being selected for the competitive RIAS Fellowship, which gave him the opportunity to study the politics, economics, and culture of Germany and the European Union as well as report from Berlin.
Matthew has also won awards from the Associated Press and earned multiple Emmy nominations. His work has appeared on CNN, CBS Radio, the BBC, and the affiliate services of CBS News and NBC News.
While working as a journalist in Southern Illinois, Matthew is also preparing for graduate school. He plans to eventually enter the mental health field. He's interviewed dozens of trauma survivors over the years and is passionate about enabling them to process what happened as well as helping them tap into their innate reservoir of resilience. He hopes to specialize in the area of children, teens, and 20-somethings who've been abused, neglected, or feel disconnected from family or society due to their sexual orientation or gender status.