Matt Fortin

Matt has reported for News13 since June 2019 and works on investigative stories for WBTW.

Growing up in Massachusetts, Matt always knew he wanted to tell stories. He remembers shooting stories on an iPod touch and creating a neighborhood newspaper on his computer.

Matt earned his BA in journalism at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. While at QU, Matt produced and reported for Q30, the school’s station. He also interned with NBC Connecticut, NBC10 Boston and NBC New York. Before that, he interned at the Jerry Springer Show.

At News13, Matt has lived and worked in both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, covering stories that matter to communities across the region. He’s worked on many stories about flooding, gun violence, the pandemic and the Myrtle Beach area’s growth. Prior to News13, he covered issues like affordable housing in Boston and government corruption in New York.

When he’s not working, find Matt relaxing along the Grand Strand’s beaches, at the gym and working on his music.

If you have something Matt needs to hear about, reach out on social media or send him an email at mfortin@wbtw.com

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