Matt Houston

Matt Houston was born in Tyler, Texas and graduated from LSU in 2018. His dad was a TV anchor during most of his childhood, and his mom worked in administrative offices at a handful of different businesses and charities.

Matt’s dad called high school football games on the radio and Matt went to every game with him from third grade until Matt made varsity on his own team in high school.

“I made my radio debut in the 8th grade during a 12-overtime game between Jacksonville and Nacogdoches,” he said. “It still holds the record for the nation's longest high school football game. After that, I joined him as a color commentator each Friday night.”

In 2014, Matt took a job at the local ESPN Radio affiliate and continued to work there as a seasonal producer and co-host until he graduated from college.

During the Spring 2016 semester at LSU, he joined TigerTV. He also hosted a football tailgate show for KLSU.

Matt began covering the state legislature for the Manship School News Service in Fall 2016. Before taking over as the legislative reporter at WAFB in May 2018, he had already covered seven legislative sessions as a print journalist.

Matt also has a passion for sports.

“I played baseball, basketball, and football and wasn't particularly great at any of them,” he said. “I enjoy cleaning, listening to music, and playing video games when I am not at work.”

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Recent Articles by Matt

New push to legalize sports betting, use revenue to fund early childhood education expansion

U.S. Supreme Court blocks La. law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

State revenue to take hit from falling oil prices

Managing an eating disorder during Thanksgiving

What happened to the ‘I Voted’ stickers?

Governor meets with drilling, cyber security experts on last day of trip in Israel

La. governor meets with Israeli prime minister

La. governor, delegation debriefed on unrest in Middle East

Gov. Edwards, delegation pray at Western Wall in Jerusalem

Gov. Edwards heading to Israel on economic development trip

La. contract with Ochsner, LSU seeks to take over safety net hospitals

Oscar Lozada arrested on warrant for alleged murder of wife, Sylviane

Petition with 65,000+ signatures calls for LSU to stop getting live tiger mascots

Louisiana emergency personnel deploying to Carolinas to assist with Hurricane Florence

2 plead no contest; 2019 trial date set in alleged LSU hazing death of Maxwell Gruver

Lawmakers back to square one after voting down bill that would’ve covered most of fiscal cliff