Fox 8 News in the Morning welcomes ‘Cleveland’s Own’ Matt Wright!

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CLEVELAND -- FOX 8 has welcomed a new member to the family. Matt Wright is our newest reporter.

He grew up in Bainbridge Township and his family still lives in Northeast Ohio.

Most recently, Matt was a reporter and fill-in anchor with NBC2 and ABC7 in Fort Myers, Florida. There, he covered courts and the justice system, as well as politics, setting the record straight in "truth test" segments during a hotly contested Congressional special primary.

He also spent nearly six weeks in China as a prime time and late night intern with NBC Olympics during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Wednesday, Wright told a story about one of his experiences there -- with Olympian Michael Phelps. Click below for that web extra:

Matt was honored as finalist for "Best Individual Achievement" by the Florida Associated Press.

His reporting has been nominated for two regional Emmy awards, including one for a series of reports about a local fire department's delayed response and a man's subsequent death that led to change in a local city's procedure.

*Click here to learn more about Matt.