Matt worked as a meteorologist at 6News from December 2006 to October 2012.
Click here to read the story about his departure.
Kansas has been my home for most of my life. I grew up and graduated high school just up the road in Leavenworth.
I went to The University of Kansas where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science. While I enjoyed taking classes in meteorology, I didn't decide that broadcasting would be the route I would take until I worked as a teaching assistant for the introductory meteorology lab class. It was there that I realized how much I enjoyed teaching people about meteorology. Broadcasting seemed like a perfect mix of forecasting and teaching.
In 2002, I moved with my wife to start my career in broadcasting in Montana. Again, it seemed to be a perfect fit. I loved winter, I loved the mountains, and the lack of humidity didn't hurt either. It was there that I learned how much fun it could be to fly-fish in Big Sky Country.
In September of 2005, my fishing time was severely cut down when my wife gave birth to a 1 lb 4.5 oz little girl named Campbell. While Campbell continues to be a happy and healthy little girl, it did get me heavily involved with the March of Dimes in order to help fight premature birth.
Our family decided to move back to Kansas, and closer to family, when the opportunity to work at 6 News came up in December of 2006. Since then, we added another daughter, Paige and a son Brooks to the family circle.
When I am not spending time with my wife and daughters, you might find me on the golf course, fishing at some of the local lakes, or just out watching the weather.