Matt Williams

Matt Williams

WAFB Anchor

Baton Rouge, La.

Matt Williams is an anchor for 9News This Morning and Early Edition. He was born in Tulsa, OK, grew up all over the country, and moved to Baton Rouge in July 2003.

"From photographer and reporter to anchor and monkey in a suit, I've worn a few hates here," he said. "I like to think I've grown a little bit each year. I keep learning every day. Currently I'm one of the co-anchors on 9News This Morning. So I'll see you dark & early!"

Every spare moment he has, Matt tries to spend with his family.

"They are my world."

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  • Named Television Reporter of the Year in New Mexico in 2001


  • University of Wyoming: Journalism

Recent Articles by Matt

  Amid outcry over coronavirus vaccines, White House coronavirus response official discusses timeline

  ‘Now is not the time to let up:’ White House encourages Louisianans to think ahead during Labor Day weekend

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: You’ve got to try this ‘cue

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Living the sweet life on a sugarcane farm

  Take a walk through 300 years of Pointe Coupee history

  CRIME STOPPERS: Still no arrest after woman murdered the day before her birthday

  Opening its doors, Palo Alto Plantation ready to show off over 170 years of history

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Fighting erosion with floating islands and plastic bottles

  Denham Springs schools continue to rise from 2016 flood

  South La. boat builder makes history... using history

UNSOLVED: 'This doesn't happen in Port Allen'

LSU's Ed Orgeron ranks No. 81 on 'Athlon Sports' list of college football coaches

CRIME STOPPERS: 'Mistaken Identity' leads to death in drive-by shooting, case remains open

Angela Gabriel: The next chapter

Quad shooting in Baton Rouge leaves plenty of bullets, questions

CRIME STOPPERS: Silence at another murder scene

Woman tells her story of incredible violence and survival

The success of Crime Stoppers is because of you

CRIME STOPPERS: Guns stolen from evidence room at old Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

Baseball is back! Opening night at The Box

CRIME STOPPERS: A mother's heartbreak - the murder of Marlon Williams

CRIME STOPPERS: Chased, stood over, gunned down – the murder of Anthony Campbell

'Black community needs to talk' says sister of murder victim

CRIME STOPPERS: Gunned down on his bike, a block away from home

Crime Stoppers: Military veteran beaten and robbed on Baton Rouge streets

A walk to the store proves deadly: Who killed Tyrell George?

Crime Stoppers: Who stole my lawn mower from Southern?!