Matt joined WTVA in December 2019.
Originally from just outside of Boston, Matt is making his first foray into the great state of Mississippi.
As long as he can remember, he wanted to be a sports reporter. After spending several years “in the real world,” Matt decided to go back to school.
He attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In the summer of 2018, he graduated with his Master’s in Broadcast Journalism.
His first job was in Presque Isle, Maine, at WAGM, the northeasternmost part of the United States. Matt spent 16 months there as the evening news anchor and sports reporter.
He is excited to call northeast Mississippi his home and is looking forward to covering all the sports the area has to offer.
Have a story idea? Never hesitate to send him an e-mail.
The Coronavirus isn't only affecting professional sports in the States. Athletes abroad have also dealt with the pandemic and some are a long ways from home.
The MLB season is on hold indefinitely. That means players are back home, waiting for the call. For Tupelo native and Detroit Tigers first base coach, Dave Clark, it is the first time he's been home in March since high school. Clark was in the majors when the players went on strike in the middle of the 94 season but even that experience doesn't truly compare to what is happening in the world today.
Eddie Moore retires as athletic director after five years with Tupelo High School.
One of the businesses that the Coronavirus is affecting are gyms, now that they've been classified as non-essential businesses. One owner is taking his offerings to a new level.
One journey is just beginning and one is trying to end hers with a return trip to the podium.
Matt St. Jean sits down with two Bulldog super fans who take him on a trip down memory lane.
When there's no organized sports to be played, no games, no practices, where are athletes likely to turn? A gym. Here in Tupelo, a couple had a dream to provide a place for local athletes to work out. Late last year, the dream came true.
Here are some of the sights and sounds. Watch the video above.
The Potts Camp boys tipped off against Coahoma County to decide the 2A state basketball championship.
The Calhoun City girls tipped off against Coahoma County's girls to decide the 2A state basketball championship.