Ten years after graduating from Crescenta Valley High School, Matthew Sizemore had a dream to reclaim. Dressed in a suit and tie, he took his place in line at Casino Morongo on a November morning, behind dozens of others chasing the same dream. He was one of 125 finalists whittled from thousands of applicants vying for a sports anchor spot on KTLA-TV Channel 5.
While at Glendale Community College, Sizemore took a broadcasting class that convinced him the business was for him, he said.
“People kept telling me, ‘Your voice is spectacular. You could be a sportscaster.’ One day it dawned on me. I could be a sportscaster. I’d be good at it, and I love it.”
He worked part time with FOX Sports, logging NFL and MLB games.
“That’s taught me way more about sports than I already knew,” he said. “For baseball or football, I like to think I know the ins and outs of everything.”