Matt SantaMaria (yes, that's his real name) is an award winning sports journalist who joined the KSBY News team in August 2013 as Sports Director. He was previously a sports anchor and reporter at KOLN-TV in Lincoln Nebraska and KSNF-TV in Joplin Missouri.
"It's such an honor to be a part of this community and the amazing family at KSBY," said Matt. "My family and I have been greatly welcomed and I am looking forward to sharing stories of local athletes from right here on the Central Coast."
After earning his Bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Matt started his career in radio and did play-by-play announcing for both the Omaha Beef and the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.
Matt is the recipient of the Associated Press award for "Best Sportscast" and was also honored by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association with a "Best Sports Feature" award.
When Matt is not working covering local sports, you can usually find him hitting the links at one of our local golf courses, or shooting hoops on the basketball court. Matt also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.