Matt Mauro

Matt Mauro is a co-anchor for 12 Today.  He joined 12 News in December of 2014 as the anchor and host of EVB Live, then started setting the alarm early in June of 2015.  Matt didn't have to travel far to get to Arizona.  Before coming to 12 News, he was next door in New Mexico, as the weekday morning anchor at KRQE/KASA in Albuquerque.  There, Matt anchored and reported on everything from the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history, to the most photographed event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the award-winning show Breaking Bad, which was filmed there.

Matt has also worked as a host and correspondent for Hollywood Dailies and Spotlight on Reelz Channel in Los Angeles, as well as other entertainment networks and shows.  He started his career at KWCH-TV in Wichita, first as the bureau reporter/MMJ in Dodge City, then as an education reporter and eventually as a morning anchor on both KWCH and KSCW.

Matt was born in Atlanta, Georgia, grew up near Tampa, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida.

When he's not working, you'll probably find Matt outside.  He enjoys running, mountain biking, hiking and reading.

Name: Matt Mauro

Hometown: born in Atlanta, GA; mostly grew up near Tampa, FL

City of Residence: Phoenix

Your Heritage: Italian

Current Position: 12 Today anchor

When you joined 12 News: December 2014

College Graduated from: University of Florida – Go Gators! (Previously: Pepperdine, University of South Florida, Syracuse.  Four schools in three years…it’s a long story!)

Interests/Hobbies: running, biking (off- and on-road), snow skiing, wake boarding, reading, new adventures, hiking, anything outside

Favorite Music: Anything country, 80’s

Favorite Song: Too many too choose from

Favorite Book(s): Again, too many to choose from.  A few: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

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Favorite Travel Destination: Islands, Mountains

Pets: None. But I love dogs!

Children: None

Favorite Sports Teams: Go Gators!

Where else you have worked: Dodge City and Wichita, Kansas; Los Angeles, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Gainesville, Florida; Syracuse, New York

First Story Reported: Too long ago to remember

Your First Job: I delivered holiday packages for UPS out of my red 1988 Pontiac LeMans

What People Would Never Guess About You: N/A

What you love about living in Arizona: Sunshine, mountains, warm weather, great sports teams

Your Biggest Pet Peeve: N/A

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Dream Vacation: An island and mountain without cell service

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