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
  • Van Buren Man Accused of Beating a Man Unconscious

    Police in Van Buren arrest the man who allegedly beat another man unconscious.

  • Construction on New Cabins Underway at Lake Fort Smith

    Ten new cabins are going up at Lake Fort Smith State Park in northern Crawford County. Park Superintendent Ron Gossage says three cabins are under construction and seven more are on the way. Five of the cabins will have a two-bedroom floor plan. The other five will be one-bedroom cabins. While the park features group lodging, it hasn’t had any cabins since the old park was torn down to make way for the expansion of Lake Fort Smith. “Something that […]

  • Truck Crashes into Child’s Bedroom

    A Van Buren family is cleaning up a mess after a truck crashed into their home in the 3800 block of Vinsett Lane West Wednesday afternoon. Police say it appears the driver blacked out due to a medical condition and ran off the road. Fortunately no one was inside at the time. The truck hit a child’s bedroom. The driver was still inside the vehicle when they showed up. No one was injured.

  • Petrino Review Won’t be Completed This Weekend

    A spokesperson for the University of Arkansas said today that a review of Bobby Petrino will not be completed this weekend.  That’s according to the Associated Press. The review will cover several issues surrounding the Razorback football coach’s motorcycle crash last weekend.  At the center, news revealed through a police report that stated Petrino was not alone when he crashed, but was riding with 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell, an employee of the football department. Petrino has been on administrative leave since […]

  • Poteau Voters Approve Tax Increase

    Voters in Poteau say "yes" to an increase in motel taxes.

  • Final Four Broadcast Interuption

    Channel 5 had an electrical failure that fed our equipment rooms. This affected Direct TV, Cox, AT&T U-Verse and our CBS receivers. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Coast Guard Investigates Possible Oil Spill in Arkansas River

    A possible oil spill was spotted in the Arkansas River around 3 p.m. today near the Midland Bridge.

  • 242 Pounds of Marijuana Recovered in Sequoyah County

    Authorities in Sequoyah County found 242 pounds of marijuana in the back of an SUV during a traffic stop today.  That’s according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy spotted a 50-year-old man acting suspiciously at a rest area near the 317 mile marker on I-40.  The deputy says he could smell marijuana after stopping the man.  After searching the vehicle, the deputy says he found 21 bundles of marijuana in plain sight in the back.  The deputy also found about […]

  • Volunteers Prep for Food Giveaway

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

  • Mount Sequoyah 90th Anniversary

    Fayetteville residents heard the sound of 90 years of history today, as local churches reenacted a moment from 1922.

  • Suspects Accused of Stealing from Vehicles at Ft. Smith Restaurant

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

  • Fort Smith Doctor Welcomed Home from Afghanistan

    A Fort Smith doctor received a warm welcome back after returning from Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Matt Dupree spent four months overseas. He was deployed to a surgical hospital back in November. Dupree was a member of the trauma team providing care for American soldiers injured on the front lines of combat, as well as local Afghani citizens. Dupree even had to dodge enemy fire with the hospital so close to the fighting. But now he’s back home with family and […]

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