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Matt Wood

Sports Director for KNSI Radio

Matt Wood has spent years moving across the country before ending up in Minnesota. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio before his family moved to Worthington Ohio where he attended grade and middle school. Before his Freshman year of High School, his family moved to Kennesaw Georgia, where he spent the next 14 years of his life.

While in Georgia, Wood found a love in sports talk radio. He started off by interning at WQXI ‘790 The Zone’ on the afternoon show “Southern Comfort” hosted by Matt Chernoff and Chuck Oliver. He also spent time as an assistant producer on ‘The Chris Dimino Show’ and then again with Matt Chernoff and Chuck Smith. His biggest achievement during his time in Georgia was meeting his future wife Andrea. When he moved to Minnesota, he started at KNSI in 2010, as a board-op with the sports department. Over the years he has made his presence felt in the sports, news and on-air departments of KNSI. His favorite part of his job as Sports Director at KNSI is the two hour show "The Benchwarmers" on Saturdays with JW Cox, the voice of the St. Cloud State Football and Basketball teams. Wood is also the host of the St. Cloud State Hockey pregame and color analyst for Husky Football.

As for his family, his father, Kevin Wood is a Vice President of New Flyer, his mother is a retired school teacher, and his only brother is the director of parts at New Flyer. His wife Andrea works in St. Cloud as phlebotomist. In January of 2014 Andrea and Matt added the newest member to the family with their son Everett Deacon Wood.

Matt enjoys spending time with his family, being disappointed in the Cleveland Browns, watching local sports and boating on the Mississippi River north of the dam in Sartell.

 

Recent Posts by Matt

Minnesota one step closer to a higher minimum wage

Apr 9, 2014

The bill giving Minnesota one of the nation's highest minimum wages is one step from Gov. Mark Dayton.

DPS urges residents to clear gas meters of snow

Feb 9, 2014

The Department of Public Safety is urging Minnesota residents who have homes heated with natural gas to clear their meters of ice and snow.

Man accused of killing nephew back in Minn.

Feb 9, 2014

A former Fergus Falls man accused of killing his nephew over a drug debt is jailed in Minnesota on $1 million bail.. Sixty-five-year-old Michael Alan Burris was brought back to Minnesota on a governor's warrant from

Minn. boy stowaway close to reunion with parents

Feb 9, 2014

A Minnesota boy who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas last year is close to being reunited with his parents.. Judge Joseph Klein on Friday said he is pleased enough with the boy's progress that he soon may be able to

Huskies win a wild one 6-4 over Mankato

Jan 25, 2014

Jonny Brodzinski and the Husky offense explode to end the weekend on a high note.

Wild will have heavy impact on Olympics

Jan 7, 2014

As many as five Minnesota Wild players will play for their native countries in the Winter Olympics next month.

3rd person dies after Minneapolis apartment explosion

Jan 5, 2014

A third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.

Too cold even for Minnesota cold-weather recreation

Jan 5, 2014

Minnesota venues that cater to cold-weather enthusiasts have decided it is way too cold to stay open.

Man accused of blinding man's eye

Jan 3, 2014

A 33-year-old man is charged with poking a St. Paul bar patron in the eye and blinding him on New Year's Eve.

One body found in Minneapolis apartment fire

Jan 3, 2014

The Minneapolis Fire Department says one body has been discovered at the site of an apartment fire.

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