Matt Sampsell believes he was born to be a broadcaster.
After graduating from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in communication, he landed his first TV job was with KVEW-TV in Kennewick, Wash., his hometown. He worked as a news reporter, assignment editor, photographer, editor, writer, producer and even did the weather before he settled in as the station’s sports director.
His career brought him to Houston in the summer of 1999 when he worked at KRIV-TV (Fox 26). He has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series, the College World Series, the Little League World Series, several NBA All-Star games, the arrival of Yao Ming, the return of the NFL and the Houston Dynamo winning back-to-back MLS titles. He also worked at SportsRadio 610 and co-hosted a weekend sports show on 1560 TheGame.
His career path then led him to the Bahamas where he helped start that country’s first all sports-talk radio station. He returned to Houston in August 2010 to resume his role as a freelance news reporter for 39 News.
After more than ten years in Houston, he considers this his second hometown. Now the next chapter of his career begins with News 92 FM.