Matt Thibodeaux

Matt Thibodeaux

January 2016 - Matthew Thibodeaux was born in Beaumont, Texas, and lived in Fannett, Texas. 

He attended Hamshire-Fannett High School where he was on the yearbook staff.  After high school, he was accepted to Lamar University in Beaumont where he majored in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.  He was the lead anchor for LUTV News at Lamar at the age of 19 and was a reporter there two years later.

During college, he spent time working with the Baptist Student Ministries.  He also spent some time in Harmons, Jamaica, doing ministry there, which led to Matthew being a summer youth minister at Calvary Baptist Church of Port Acres, Texas. 

Matthew loves running during his time outside the office.  When he participated in the Insane Inflatable 5K in Whitehouse, he met a reporter from KETK which led to his current job as the Lufkin-Nacogdoches bureau reporter!

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    The Latest: Explosion at large Ethiopia rally for new PM

    The Latest: Explosion at large Ethiopia rally for new PM

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Latest on rally for Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister (all times local): 10:10 a.m. An explosion has disrupted a large rally by supporters of Ethiopia's new, reformist prime minister, with the state broadcaster reporting that a few people have been injured. Ambulances are at the scene in packed Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been addressing thousands of supporters.

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    Ethiopians rally in support of new, reformist prime minister

    Ethiopians rally in support of new, reformist prime minister

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopians heartened by a wave of reforms under a new prime minister have packed a square in the capital in a show of support with numbers unseen in recent years in the East African nation. In a cowboy hat and T-shirt, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is addressing the crowd in Addis Ababa's Meskel Square as supporters wear clothes displaying his image and carry signs saying "One Love, One Ethiopia."

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    Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7
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    Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

    ATLANTA (AP) - For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7 win over Atlanta on Friday night after each team staged dramatic ninth-inning rallies.

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    Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies
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    Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's Soonchunhyang University Hospital from his home on Saturday, said hospital official Lee Mi-jong. He described the cause of death as age-related complications.

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    Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO
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    Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts as it tries to become a worldwide brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong would value the Beijing-based company at as much as $70.3 billion, according to details released Saturday.

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    LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip
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    LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: PHILLY SPECIAL Odubel Herrera has homered in five straight games, tying a Philadelphia record. Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also connected five in row for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987) and Dale Long (1956) share the major league record with homers in eight consecutive games.

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    Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones
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    Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the ubiquitous cellphone towers that allow people to make and receive calls, and transmit data. The information has become an important tool in criminal investigations.

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    Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term
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    Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy.

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    Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2
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    Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn had a simple message for his Razorbacks before they played Florida for a spot in the College World Series finals Friday night. "I don't care if they have the best player in the SEC and the best pitcher in the SEC, we have to take it to them tonight," Van Horn said he told them.

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    Trump tries to change focus of border debate
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    Trump tries to change focus of border debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is trying to cast doubt on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border. He's dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.

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