Matthew McClellan comes to RTV6 from WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, where he served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.
On the Richmond city beat, Matthew built strong relationships with people in the community, filing reports that impacted public safety, health and taxpayer insight. Matthew’s reporting put him on the front lines of the 2016 election, where he extensively covered city, state and national races.
He began his career at WTVY-TV, the long-dominant station covering southeast Alabama, northwest Florida, and southwest Georgia. During his time at WTVY, Matthew’s reports took him to the rural communities of the tri-states region, where he extensively reported on economic affairs, military issues, education and the personal stories that are found in small town life.
In 2014, Matthew won a Florida Associated Press Award for his reports on the deaths of dozens of boys at Florida’s Dozier reform school.
Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. While studying at ASU, he anchored, produced and reported for Channel A News, a student-run newscast he helped launch.
As a journalist, Matthew stays fully immersed in the process of storytelling. Each day, he comes to work looking to uncover stories that bring impactful, usable information to the people of central Indiana.
In his spare time Matthew enjoys exploring the great outdoors, hiking, running and taking in live music as much as possible. But above all, he is passionate about finding the personal stories behind every complex issue or event. He believes in the watchdog power of journalism — and loves when he can use that power to impact someone’s life for the better.
Matthew is thrilled to call central Indiana home and to meet the people who make the region so special. If you have a meaningful story that you think needs to be told, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find him on Twitter for your latest news in Indianapolis by following @McClellanTV.