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Matt Scott joined FOX61 in 2013 and brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience to the FOX61 weather team.

Originally from New York City, Matt attended the University of Maryland and Mississippi State University. He has spent the last 11 years working as a meteorologist in Connecticut, most recently at News 12. In addition he has worked in West Virginia, Mississippi, Charlotte and Boston. His work has been nominated for Emmy Awards many times.

When he’s not on air, he’s online. Matt has won awards in the New Haven Advocate, the Hartford Advocate and New Haven Living magazine for his social media influence.

But his two biggest accomplishments are at home, his two children. When he has a little spare time and is not sleeping, Matt loves to cook, play golf, play poker and read. He would probably be a better chef, a stronger golfer, a smarter poker player and a more accomplished reader if he could pry himself away from Facebook once in a while.

Recent Articles
  • Daytrippers: Mrs. Bridges Pantry in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK — If the royal wedding has you longing for a taste of England, we found the perfect place in the quiet town of Woodstock. The ladies of Mrs. Bridges Pantry are anything but quiet when it comes to their love of all things British. Sue Swensen and Pam Spaeth have run the tea room for 10 years. Sue is English, Pam is not. However, they both love royal weddings. They’ll celebrate Saturday morning’s nuptuals by welcoming their locals for a […]

  • Daytrippers: Guilford’s Pinchbeck Farm

    GUILFORD —  Right now, at a small flower shop in Guilford, everyone’s a little stressed cause it’s Mother’s Day. The seeds for Roses for Autism were planted nine years ago,  when the group ‘Ability Beyond’ reopened Guilford’s Pinchbeck Farm with a smaller business, and an agenda. According to Michelle Ouimette, “Roses for Autism is a really sweet story.” In the greenhouse lies the heart of the business, but in the studio, lies the soul. Nine  interns, all with autism and […]

  • FOX61 Family First: How much and at what age should your children start earning an allowance?

    HARTFORD — Money. They say it can’t buy you happiness, but try telling that to a kid. If you’re a parent, and you’re about to embark on the money train known as an allowance, you probably have questions. Like: Why? “If you’re a parent looking to teach, you always have to ask: what are you hoping to do? What are you goals and objectives?”, says Robert Keder, a Developmental Pediatrician at CCMC, “If your goal with allowance is to teach […]

  • Daytrippers: Mystic provides plenty of places to dine

    MYSTIC – What’s not to love about this classic New England coastal town? Every summer the place is packed with hungry visitors – sure , there are the famous spots, like Mystic Pizza, and the many taverns and oyster bars, but what’s new to eat in the SE corner of the state? Starting with a gas station.  It may be a coffee bar by day, wine bar by night, but the former gas station is everywhere, even the pricing panels […]

  • Shake Shack opens in West Hartford

    HARTFORD — Danny Meyer is the man behind Shake Shack, which started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in NYC back in 2003, and now has restaurants all over the world. The latest Shake Shack opens Friday in Corbins Corner, West Hartford – and he joined us Thursday to talk about the success behind one of the restaurant worlds best known spots, and how eating there can help raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Yale-New Haven Hospital’s new neonatal wing

    NEW HAVEN — At Yale New Haven Hospital, their new baby is helping new babies. FOX61’s Matt Scott was given an all-access tour of the new neonatal wing, which has been open in New Haven for a few weeks now, and is the first of it’s kind in the United States. The wing is a two floor facility designed to keep new families together as much as possible starting with the first moment of a child’s life. If a newborn […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Getting kids to enjoy going to the dentist

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and dentists are trying to spread the importance of oral health in kids as much as possible. Dental professionals are seeing one and two-year olds who have dental decay and about 50% of kindergarteners have had a cavity. If you’re a parent, you know that the dentist ranks pretty high on the list of things that can scare a child. But, Lily, who is 6 years old, is not afraid of the dentist. […]

  • First day of winter will be cold, but dry; Stormy holiday weekend

    As of 11:28am, we officially say hello to Winter, with the solstice – and yet, we don’t need to wait – it already feels like Winter is in place. It’s cold and sunny today, with light winds that will all combine to keep the temps in the mid to upper 30s today. We’re watching a storm in two parts moving in overnight – a system tracking from the Rockies will arrive quickly, picking up moisture from the South along the […]

  • Sunny and warm Thursday; Friday is delightful!

    Average highs for this time of year are in the low/mid 60s as we are well into fall already, even though it doesn’t feel like it! Nights will start to warm as well with lows in the 40s and 50s for the coming days. Along with milder temperatures you can also expect a long dry stretch of weather with lots of sunshine sticking around all the way into early next week. The only problem with that is the growing rainfall […]

  • Frosty start for Tuesday

    Well, fall is here. It’s noticeably cooler out there today, with temperatures in the 50s and a gusty breeze. Tonight is when the temperatures really drop off. Lows will drop into the 30s with the chance for widespread frost across the area. Because of that, a Frost Advisory has been issued for most of the state, with the exception of the immediate shoreline. We’ll have another cool day on Tuesday. After that chilly start, high temperatures will only get up […]