Sports Team

David Kinder

Sports Anchor / Reporter
David Kinder joined the WHIZ News team as a reporter and anchor in May of 2016.

David is a native of Columbus and attended Westland High School and graduated from Otterbein University in Westerville. While at Otterbein, David served as the sports director for the campus media outlets WOBN 97.5 and Otterbein TV. He provided play-by-play for over 200 sporting events on the radio while also hosting weekly coaches interview shows and anchoring the weekly TV news broadcast.

Before coming to WHIZ full-time, David worked for WHIZ 92.7 and WHIZ 1240 broadcasting Zanesville High School and Muskingum Valley League football and basketball games during the 2015-16 season. One of the biggest thrills of his career was doing play-by-play on Z92 for the Ohio boy’s basketball state title game from the Value City Arena as John Glenn won the state title.

David also served as an intern during the summer of 2015 at WBNS 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, the flagship station of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

When not covering news and sports David can be found attending Reds and Buckeye games and going to the movies.

Matt Herchik

Sports Anchor / Reporter
Originally from Columbus, Oh, Matt joined the WHIZ news team in February of 2017. He is a proud graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and Ohio University, with a degree in Sport Management and Business.

Matt began his career working in sports sales and marketing. He worked with the Columbus Blue Jackets in Marketing & Fan Development before moving to Pittsburgh and working with the Pirates on their Inside Sales Staff. After leaving sports, he continued to work in the sales and marketing field.

In August 2015, Matt decided to follow his dream of working in sports media and attended the Ohio Media School in Columbus. During his time at OMS, Matt worked with EB Sports Network, as well as Minority Brands Television in Westerville, OH as an on-air Sports Correspondent. Matt is excited to continue his broadcast media career with sports as a Reporter and Anchor for WHIZ TV.