Matt Kaufax

Matt Kaufax


A Northern Virginia native who grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, Matt is thrilled to be back home in the D.C. metro area covering news for a station he grew up listening to. Keeping the community he calls home informed about the day’s events is something he considers an honor and privilege.

Before joining WTOP as a freelance reporter/anchor in March 2023, Matt spent five years on-air in television news, first in Augusta, Georgia (home of the Masters) as a reporter, and then in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was both an anchor and reporter.

A graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Matt is a huge Orange fan, and an avid watcher of basketball. He played for his high school hoops team, the Thomas A. Edison Eagles in Alexandria, and was also a member of the varsity tennis and cross-country teams.

In addition to his work in the field of news, Matt does other freelance work in film, and is a bit of a cinephile. He’s a part of the Film at Lincoln Center’s New Wave membership program for the historic NYC theater, and tries to attend screenings and festivals as often as he can.

Got any story ideas you think Matt should cover? Wine bar recommendations? Insider info on sports collectibles? Feel free to email him

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