Matthew Cardenas
Matthew Cardenas joined the Action News team in December 2019. He is the morning digital producer.

Prior to joining the ABC30 Action News team, Matthew was a digital producer at KTRK in Houston, where he was born. He also interned at the station the summer prior to landing a job.

He spent time in both the news and sports world, including contributing with digital content for the Houston Astros' 2019 World Series run. He has interviewed athletes such as Hakeem Olajuwon, Jose Altuve, DeAndre Hopkins and Adrian Peterson.

Matthew also spent time covering Texas Tech basketball and football for the Dallas Morning News.

He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Public Relations.

While Matthew was born and raised in Texas, he loves exploring all that California has to offer with his wife, whom he met here on the West Coast.

When Matthew isn't working, he's probably playing video games, visiting a brewery, playing pickleball or watching anything Star Wars-related.

Matthew's Stories
Woman arrested for leaving baby in hot car in Clovis, police say
A woman has been arrested after police say she left her infant in a hot car in Clovis.
Fresno State hires Garrett Klassy as new Athletic Director
Garrett Klassy has been named the new Athletic Director at Fresno State. Klassy was most recently the Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Houston.
Multiple cars catch fire at wrecking yard in Madera, officials say
Crews are working to put out a fire at a wrecking yard in Madera.
Central Valley to see first stretch of triple-digit temperatures in 2024
The Central Valley is forecasted to see its first stretch of triple-digit temperatures in 2024. Here are some tips to keep yourself and others safe.
Suspect arrested after 2 teens shot in Tulare County, deputies say
A suspect has been arrested after two teen boys were shot in Tulare County.
5 people displaced following house fire in Merced County, officials say
Five people have been displaced following a house fire in Merced County early Friday morning.
Habit Burger Grill opening new location in northeast Fresno
Habit Burger Grill will open its fifth Fresno location at Willow and Sheperd, in The Row at Heritage Grove Shopping Center.
Fresno State Baseball to open NCAA Tournament play against UC Santa Barbara
The Fresno State Diamond Dogs will open NCAA Tournament play against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.
Argument between father and son leads to shooting in Madera County, deputies say
A man has been hospitalized after police say he was shot by his dad in Madera.
California Garlic Festival moving to Los Banos
The California Garlic Festival is making its way to the Central Valley! The festival will be moving to the Merced County Spring Fairgrounds in Los Banos starting this year.