Matt Alvarez, known to viewers for his freelance reporting on WNYW/Channel 5 and sister station WWOR/Channel 9 since April 2010, is joining WWOR’s The Ten O’Clock News as a full-time general assignment reporter.

He’ll contribute to the nightly newscast based in New Jersey and anchored by Harry Martin and Brenda Blackmon.

WWOR news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement, “Matt has done a stellar job on reporting relevant issues affecting tri-state area residents and we are thrilled to offer him this opportunity. From hard-hitting investigative  reports to human interest stories, he has demonstrated a tremendous connection with our viewers.”

Prior to joining Fox in New York, Alvarez was a reporter at TV stations in Columbus, Ohio and Grand Junction, Colorado.