Matt Dougherty came to KHOU 11 as a news reporter in March 2017.
Matt is a native Houstonian with deep family roots in the city and holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Houston.
Prior to KHOU 11, Matt spent years working as a news anchor and investigative reporter for television network affiliates primarily on the Gulf Coast and Texas-Mexico border. His previous work includes coverage of cartel violence in Mexico, U.S-Mexico border immigration, and the reinitiation of U.S.-Cuba relations.
During his years at KHOU 11, Matt has been in the middle of some of the Houston area’s most historic events of the 21st Century.
You may have seen Matt’s on-location reports as he covered: Hurricane Harvey, the Santa Fe High School mass shooting, the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, the death and funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, the road to a World Series Championship, the ITC fire, and other chemical plant explosions, the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadly winter freeze and failure of the power grid, the death and burial of George Floyd, the social justice movement, the Texas special sessions and the departure of legislators to Washington D.C., the Astroworld Tragedy and many others.
Matt has won awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Texas Association of Press Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club.
Most recently, Matt, along with photojournalist Ryan Phillips, won the 2021 Lone Star Emmy Award for best human interest story.