Matt Hager

Matt Hager is the Weekend Producer for 5NEWS and 5NEWS on KXNW 34. He joined the team in Feb. 2012. Matt began his career in the Joplin market in Oct 2010 as a Morning Show Producer,and switched to the night newscasts in March 2011.
Matt is from northeast Oklahoma and graduated with a broadcast journalism degree and a sports media degree from Oklahoma State University.
He’s an avid movie fan, and tries to catch every OKC Thunder game.

Recent Articles

  • Crews Battle Flames After Propane Explosion

    Posted on: 11:32 pm, December 31, 2013, by , updated on: 12:05am, January 1, 2014

    Crews from several River Valley fire departments responded to a propane explosion Tuesday night in Greenwood. Police said they believe...
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  • Ice Storm Warning Issued for Five Local Counties

    Posted on: 3:23 pm, December 4, 2013, by

    The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an Ice Storm Warning for Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin Counties in Arkansas....
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  • Couple Arrested After Police Standoff

    Posted on: 8:48 pm, November 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:25pm, November 7, 2013

    Two people are in police custody after a standoff in Sequoyah County Wednesday night (Nov. 6).
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  • Meth Awareness Month Kicks Off in Benton County

    Posted on: 11:55 pm, September 27, 2013, by

    A task force is teaching young students the dangers of drug use in Benton County. October is Meth Awareness Month,...
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  • Allen Canning Plant Catches on Fire

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, September 19, 2013, by

    Firefighters responded to the Allen Canning Plant Thursday night in Van Buren. Crews say the fire started on a conveyor...
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  • Volunteers Make Improvements to Veteran’s Home

    Posted on: 6:34 pm, March 18, 2013, by

    Twenty volunteers helped transform the home of a local veteran in Fort Smith Monday (March 18). It’s all for Home...
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  • Latest Casino Expansion Brings New Jobs

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, March 15, 2013, by , updated on: 03:19pm, March 16, 2013

    Choctaw Casino in Pocola is set to bring in more than 100 jobs to the River Valley over the next...
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  • Police: Man Shot in Throat Over Reckless Driving

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, March 3, 2013, by , updated on: 09:16am, March 4, 2013

    A Fort Smith man faces a domestic battery charge after police said he shot his son-in-law in the throat because...
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  • Multi-Car Wreck Blocks Fort Smith Street

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 02:52am, February 14, 2013

    Authorities say a speeding car caused a multi-car wreck Wednesday night in Fort Smith. Police say the car clipped the...
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  • Wister Antique Store Burns to Ground

    Posted on: 6:38 pm, February 10, 2013, by , updated on: 11:23pm, February 10, 2013

    Police are calling an antique store a total loss after it caught fire in Wister’s historic district Sunday. Authorities got...
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  • Cedarville Home Destroyed By Fire

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, October 28, 2012, by and , updated on: 09:41pm, October 28, 2012

    A Cedarville home is a total loss after a fire Sunday evening, said Crawford County Fire Chief Andy Jones. Volunteer...
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  • Funeral Arrangements Set for KTHV Anchor Matt Turner

    Posted on: 2:10 pm, October 7, 2012, by , updated on: 12:15pm, October 8, 2012

    The funeral arrangements for Little Rock’s KTHV anchor Matt Turner have been planned for later this week. His family will...
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