Surely you’ve read some of Matt’s blogs, like his recent debate about the Big Check or his Father’s Day blog about Winning on Inside PCH! Or maybe you’ve seen him on our Facebook page on Inside PCH…! Matt is certainly a familiar face, especially if you tune into Inside PCH on Mondays! He is our noted “Stats Man” on the show and he brings you the latest facts and stats of PCH!
I got the opportunity to sit down with Matt and chat with him about his role as the Stats Man and what it’s like to be a part of the Inside PCH show!
What is your role in the Inside PCH show?
My role consists of a few things! I first appeared on Inside PCH during the “Where Are They Now?” segments, where I would interview past PCH SuperPrize winners. I had a great time producing these segments, but who wouldn’t when you get to hang around with newly made millionaires! I got to hang out with Danielle and Howie a few times during the show, sharing these clips, and from there they tapped me on the shoulder to be a part of the fun prize event livestreams.
How did you get the name “Stats Man?”
When I was a part of the first PCH event, they asked me about what sort of things I’d like to talk about during the show. I’ve been at Publishers Clearing House for over 10 years, so I’ve accumulated a lot of information over the years! I’m a bit of a trivia guy inside and outside the office, so sprouting off factoids seemed like a natural fit. The name “Matt the Stats Man” came to us pretty quickly!
What’s the strangest or weirdest stat you’ve ever reported?
I think the oddest statistic is the one that I actually didn’t get a chance to report on, but we found it nonetheless! During the last livesteam, we combed through hours of winning moment footage to tabulate and categorize how people reacted. One of the categories we started keeping track of was how many people fell down when they saw the Prize Patrol!
What’s your favorite part of the Inside PCH show?
I’m a big fan of the Prize Wheel! I’ll never forget the first time I saw it, the blinking lights and the cool sound it makes when it spins. It’s so cool! But of course, I’m also a fan of Danielle, Howie and the amazing crew that put this show together each and every week. As far as I’m concerned, I’m a winner because I get to work with all of them!
Speaking of winning, what would you do if you won $1,000,000?
As employees of PCH, we aren’t eligible for any of our prizes, but if I won, I think I’d first definitely set up a college fund for my kids. Then I’d invest the rest for my retirement—I’ve seen our SuperPrize winners all living the life, I’d want to make sure I had that too!
Thanks, Matt! Keep up with Matt and the rest of the Inside PCH crew every Monday at 2PM EST on our Facebook page! And keep checking the PCH Blog for more of Matt’s great blogs!
PCH Creative Intern