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
  • Cedarville Home Destroyed By Fire

    A Cedarville home is a total loss after a fire Sunday evening, said Crawford County Fire Chief Andy Jones. Volunteer firefighters from Districts 4 and 5 were called to the scene after the homeowner called to report a fire that started in a fireplace at approximately 6:30 p.m. “They had put a chimney-sweeping log in the fireplace,” Chief Jones said. “That’s when they started to think something was burning. The husband came out to look around, and that’s when he […]

  • Funeral Arrangements Set for KTHV Anchor Matt Turner

    The funeral arrangements for Little Rock’s KTHV anchor Matt Turner have been planned for later this week. His family will have visitation on Tuesday, Oct. 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Both services are open to the public and will be held at 3rd Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia, where Turner’s father pastored for many years. Turner died after crashing on I-30 Saturday night.  State police say his vehicle […]

  • Woman Who Drowned Saving Son is Identified

    Officials have identified the woman who drowned saving her teenage at Beaver Lake on Saturday. Her name is Kimberly Weaber, 39. Bland said her son was swimming in the lake near the Monte Ne area when he “ran into trouble”. When Weaber jumped in to save him, she went under as well, Bland said. Bland says the son survived. “She went down and then a bystander saved her son… and he’s alright,” Bland said. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner, […]

  • Ipix: Thursday Storm Damage

    Viewers’ pictures tell the story of what happened during a round of severe weather on Thursday.

  • Multi-Car Accident in Fort Smith

    A pickup truck nearly hit a family when it crashed on Grand Avenue in Fort Smith. Police say the driver hit another truck as he was going through the intersection at 32nd Street.  The family was sitting at the bus stop. The driver of the truck that initiated the crash was arrested.  No word yet on any charges. No one was hurt.

  • Man Shot at by Ex-Wife

    Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says a man arrived to his home north of Roland Wednesday night to find his ex-wife and her new husband waiting for him.

  • Arvest Bank to Host 2013 Texas League All-Star Game

    Naturals General Manager Eric Edelstein announced today that Arvest Ballpark will host the 2013 Texas League All-Star Game.

  • Appreciation Lunch Held at FSPD

    Local businesses show their appreciation for Fort Smith police. Arvest Bank teamed up with the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association to provide free lunches Wednesday for the police department. Also donating money or food was Walmart, Sam’s Club, Western Sizzlin’, Golden Corral and Hooters. Organizers say it’s simply their way of patting officers on the back and saying good job. “Having a lunch provided for the department is a real nice thing, especially on times when it’s real busy,” said […]

  • Woman Dies in Van Buren Apartment Fire

    A 63-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire early this morning in Van Buren.

  • VIDEO: Hogs Hold First Practice in Omaha

    The Diamond Hogs held their first practice in Omaha Thursday. 5NEWS Sports Reporter Jonathan Huskey was there and brings us this video report.

  • Man Suspected of Beating Toddler Arrested

    A Pittsburg County, Oklahoma man wanted for beating a child is arrested in Le Flore County.

  • Man Arrested After Waving Gun in Fort Smith Neighborhood

    Fort Smith Police were called to a home at 7514 Highway 271 South where neighbors reported a man pointing a gun at people.

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