About Pierce County News

PCTV_PCN_Matt Sampsell

Our Anchor

Matt Sampsell

anchors and reports for Pierce County News. Matt began his broadcasting career after graduating from Washington State University with B.A. in communications in 1986.

His first job was as a news reporter in the Tri-Cities with KVEW(ABC). Matt was a sports reporter/anchor at WHIO(CBS) in Dayton, Ohio, KSTW-TV Seattle/Tacoma, and KRIV(Fox) in Houston, Texas. Matt won the 1999 Edward R. Murrow Award while reporting in Houston. After 16 years in Texas, Matt is very happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest. He began working with PCTV in March of 2016.

Producer, Videographer & Other Contributors

  • Pierce County News is produced by

    Megan Hutton

    , an EMMY award-winning producer, who began her career at KING 5's Evening Magazine before joining the PCTV team.
  • Principal videography and editing is provided by

    Gregg McClellan

    , an EMMY award-winning videographer who worked at KSTW-TV for 17 years before coming to PCTV.
  • Additional videography, editing and studio support is provided by

    Ben Ramsey





    Jeremy Acree.

  • Field reporters include

    Heather Redal


    David Hinman

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Awards & Other Information

Pierce County News has been serving the people of Pierce County since 2005. The show was nominated for an EMMY in 2010. PCN has been consistently recognized by NATOA, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, as one of the top 5 government news programs.

For story ideas or questions, contact the Pierce County News desk at (253) 798-8711 or send us an email.