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

  • Truck Crashes into Child’s Bedroom

    Posted on: 4:24 pm, April 11, 2012, by , updated on: 04:26pm, April 11, 2012

    A Van Buren family is cleaning up a mess after a truck crashed into their home in the 3800 block...
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  • Petrino Review Won’t be Completed This Weekend

    Posted on: 11:40 pm, April 7, 2012, by

    A spokesperson for the University of Arkansas said today that a review of Bobby Petrino will not be completed this...
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  • Poteau Voters Approve Tax Increase

    Posted on: 9:08 pm, April 3, 2012, by , updated on: 10:04am, April 4, 2012

    Voters in Poteau say "yes" to an increase in motel taxes.
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  • Final Four Broadcast Interuption

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, March 31, 2012, by , updated on: 08:02pm, March 31, 2012

    Channel 5 had an electrical failure that fed our equipment rooms. This affected Direct TV, Cox, AT&T U-Verse and our...
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  • Coast Guard Investigates Possible Oil Spill in Arkansas River

    Posted on: 5:46 pm, March 31, 2012, by , updated on: 06:47pm, March 31, 2012

    A possible oil spill was spotted in the Arkansas River around 3 p.m. today near the Midland Bridge.
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  • 242 Pounds of Marijuana Recovered in Sequoyah County

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, March 23, 2012, by , updated on: 01:52pm, March 24, 2012

    Authorities in Sequoyah County found 242 pounds of marijuana in the back of an SUV during a traffic stop today. ...
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  • Volunteers Prep for Food Giveaway

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, March 22, 2012, by , updated on: 06:17pm, March 22, 2012

    Volunteers sack up groceries in Fort Smith as they get set for the 22nd annual Grocery Giveaway this weekend at Evangel Temple.
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  • Mount Sequoyah 90th Anniversary

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, March 15, 2012, by , updated on: 10:44pm, March 15, 2012

    Fayetteville residents heard the sound of 90 years of history today, as local churches reenacted a moment from 1922.
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  • Suspects Accused of Stealing from Vehicles at Ft. Smith Restaurant

    Posted on: 6:10 pm, March 8, 2012, by , updated on: 06:38pm, March 8, 2012

    Authorities want your help finding the man and woman they say stole from a car in a Fort Smith restaurant parking lot.
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  • Fort Smith Doctor Welcomed Home from Afghanistan

    Posted on: 7:01 pm, March 1, 2012, by , updated on: 01:27pm, March 7, 2012

    A Fort Smith doctor received a warm welcome back after returning from Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Matt Dupree spent four months...
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  • Van Buren Company Produces Storm Rooms

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, March 1, 2012, by

    With severe weather season underway, storm shelters are on the minds of many. Shelters produced by Cockrum Welding Fabrication in...
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