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Matthew Rand

Matthew Rand

Morning Edition Host

Matthew Rand is the Morning Edition for 89.7 NPR News. Rand served as a report and an interim producer during the pandemic for WOSU’s All Sides daily talk show.

Rand worked at several television and radio stations in Kentucky where he gained skills as a reporter, anchor and multimedia journalist.

He pitched and covered stories frequently picked up by CNN, CBS and AP that were shared with affiliates across the nation.

His high-profile coverage includes issues and controversies surrounding Kentucky’s pension system and live coverage of President Donald Trump’s 2018 rally on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

Rand’s work has been recognized numerous times by the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Originally from Cincinnati, Rand attended Morehead State where he studied broadcasting and journalism.