Investigative Reporter

Recognized on the national, regional and local levels for excellence, multi-award winning journalist Matthew Simon is the senior investigative reporter for WSAW-TV.  His was hired, in part, to help the former news director create the Wausau-Rhinelander market's only investigative unit, which has led to distinguishing NewsChannel 7 from competitors and ratings success. Equipped with extensive IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) reporting and computer assisted reporting (CAR) training, Simon’s unique investigative reporting skill set has resulted in a proven track record of breaking and making news.  

Wausau, Wisconsin (DMA #134) 2016-Present

Matthew holds dear journalism’s founding principal of being a government watchdog.  Approaching every story with the highest ethical standards, his focus on government waste, holding people in power accountable, giving those that do not have one a voice and uncovering the personal stories behind trends results in honest, relevant and compelling enterprise stories.  Trained to think in a ‘documented mind frame,’ he provides extensive documentation for investigative content on all our platforms.  That comes from Matthew’s ability to data mine, experience with FOIA requests, Computer Assisted Reporting and a relentless drive in the pursuit of the truth. 

Madison, Wisconsin (DMA #80) 2014-2015

Anchorage, Alaska (DMA #147) 2005-2012