A native Philadelphian, Matt Alba returns to his roots to report in the city he knows best!
Matt prepared for his career in journalism by earning a degree from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication.
Prior to joining PHL17 News, Matt worked for WCBD, NBC News 2 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he covered several award-winning stories. Matt was one of the first reporters on the scene the night of the Mother Emanuel massacre, which left nine African-American parishioners dead inside the basement of their church. Matt extensively covered the controversial shooting death of Walter Scott by a North Charleston Police Officer. During his time in the south, Matt was nominated for a Southeast Emmy for his breaking news coverage during the historic South Carolina floods of 2015.
Matt also enjoyed working at two northern NBC affiliates. As a general assignment reporter for two years at WMGM, NBC40 in Atlantic City, NJ, he covered Hurricane Sandy and other breaking stories, periodically as anchor. While part of the news team at NBC10 in Philadelphia, Matt was a Production Assistant and Assignment Manager.
A lifelong sports enthusiast and athlete, Matt is thrilled to be back in the City of Brotherly Love covering his hometown teams. Let’s go birds!
Matt invites story ideas, and volunteer opportunities to his social media pages.
Don’t hesitate to say “Hi” if you see Matt around town as he makes Fairmount his new home.