Matt was born and raised on Long Island, NY. It was there that he had his first encounters with extreme weather. Hurricane Belle struck the island in 1976. Matt vividly remembers huddling in a hallway with his family while the house shook from the ferocious winds. In 1985, Hurricane Gloria came roaring ashore. Matt and his father watched as huge oak trees cracked like twigs in the front yard! Matt recalls, "When the trees snapped, it sounded like gunshots".
But it wasn't until college when Matt married his love of weather with television news. He met a local TV meteorologist at a Clemson baseball game. An invitation was extended to tour the TV station in Greenville, SC. Matt took him up on the offer, and a career was born. After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Clemson, Matt enrolled in Mississippi State's nationally renowned Broadcast Meteorology Program. He graduated with high marks, and went on to obtain Television Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. After 15 years of broadcasting, Matt has covered just about every kind of severe weather event. But his favorite weather is sunshine and 75 degrees!
When Matt is not tracking storms and keeping viewers safe with 3 News Now First Warning Doppler Radar, he can often be found exercising at one of Omaha's many parks and green-ways. His favorite hobby is traveling. He lives by the creed, "I'll go anywhere once!" And he also enjoys taking in all of the cultural and civic events Omaha has to offer. "Omaha is a wonderful place, and I feel very fortunate to live here and be part of the community."