Cindy Matthews is the newest on-air personality at WFMJ-TV (21). The Youngstown NBC affiliate has added the former Cincinnati talent to the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, where she shares hosting duties with Bob Black.

A graduate of Tulane University and University of Southern California, Matthews has a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. She previously worked at Cinci’s WXIX-TV (19) and WCPO-TV (9) as an anchor and consumer-affairs reporter. She started her career at Parkersburg, W.Va., NBC affiliate WTAP-TV, where she won two regional Associated Press awards.

According to the Vindicator, ‘FMJ plans to launch a consumer-affairs segment featuring Matthews in the near future.

Matthews also will serve as spokeswoman for WFMJ’s community service arm, Our Valley’s Volunteers.