Matthew Seedorff joined FOX 26 News in January of 2020 as a reporter. Before starting at FOX 26, Matthew was a reporter with WOAI/KABB in San Antonio, Texas. While in San Antonio, Matthew covered many national stories including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Michael, tornadoes in Oklahoma, a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, immigration controversy at the U.S. border with Mexico, and a mass shooting in Odessa. Prior to his time in San Antonio, Matthew was a reporter and evening anchor with KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming. In Wyoming, Matthew was recognized by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters as the state’s Best News Reporter in 2016 and as the Best Breaking News Reporter in 2017.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Matthew went to college at Auburn University and graduated from The George Washington University. At GWU, Matthew played on the school’s Division 1 baseball team. When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his rescue dog named “Shy”. He can often times be found running, cycling, swimming, or training for an IRONMAN. Matthew is excited to stay and Texas, and to be close to his relatives in the Austin area. Matthew looks forward to exploring Houston and sharing your stories.
Texas lawmakers are now considering legislation that would allow a number of casino resorts to build in the state.
This weekend marked one month since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Texas. Since the restrictions were lifted, Coronavirus hospitalizations statewide have trended down.
Harris County Public Health has confirmed a very small number of ‘breakthrough cases’ of COVID-19 so far. According to county health officials, these are people who test positive for COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated. None of the patients had severe illness or required hospitalization.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo hosted a press conference Monday to voice their opposition to Texas House Bill 6 and Texas Senate Bill 7. Several local and state leaders were also in attendance.
Although Governor Greg Abbott lifted COVD-19 restrictions statewide more than three weeks ago, officials in Harris County continue urging people to stay home.
The trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to begin Monday.
On Saturday, Houston city officials held several events to vaccinate people for COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner, and members of the Houston Health Department, visited District J where almost 5,000 vaccines were given Saturday.
According to Dr. Joseph Varon, Chief Medical Officer at UMMC, he and members of their staff have worked 367 days straight treating people sick with the Coronavirus.
Reports of a possible active shooter caused chaos and confusion inside Houston’s Galleria Mall Saturday evening.
Houston police say they have not found any evidence of shots fired at Houston's Galleria Mall.