is the Emmy ® Winning Chief Meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority and is Northeast Mississippi's first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™.
has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Emmy ® Award for Best Weathercast in the Southeast Region, and has been named "Best Weathercast" by the Mississippi Associated Press.
has received 3 Emmy® Award nominations for his
weather coverage over the last two years.
is passionate about severe weather preparedness.
first completed spotter training when he
was only ten years old, and has tracked countless tornadoes from the field and studio.
Originally from the small Kansas town of Russell, Matt graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science.
graduated at the top of his
class, and was awarded departmental honors for his
study of tornado outbreaks.
also has the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be awarded the prestigious CBM Seal from the American Meteorological Society
Prior to joining WTVA, Matt spent seven years forecasting severe thunderstorms in West Texas as Chief Meteorologist for KLBK-TV, and before that as Morning Meteorologist for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas.
While attending the University of Kansas, Matt worked as an on-air meteorologist for KUJH-TV and KJHK-FM, and was an intern and assistant weather producer for KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
, his wife Emily, and their daughter Penny are happy to call the Magnolia State home, and are thankful that God has led them to Northeast Mississippi.
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