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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
  • 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 […]

  • Tonight’s the night for a Harvest Moon, but will Connecticut be able to see it?

    “But now it’s gettin’ late And the moon is climbin’ high I want to celebrate See it shinin’ in your eye.” Recognize the song? Neil Young’s Harvest Moon. Want to see one? Tonight’s the night….if the clouds don’t stay thick. A Harvest Moon signals the start of the harvest, and is called that because its the full moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox. Normally, they’re seen in September. For farmers, the brighter than usual moon would grant the […]

  • Fall is finally here, with cooler temperatures for the weekend

    Fall is back! The humidity has finally let up. Temperatures are still above average for this time of year but not for long.  Cooler fall weather will continue to settle in, in the days ahead. Friday will be sunny and cooler with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Sunday will be the brighter and warmer day this weekend. Saturday looks mostly cloudy, chilly and damp as a fast-moving weak storm glides through New England. There is a chance for a […]

  • Summer-like heat again today, but fall-like temps arrive by the weekend

    Another warm and humid day on tap for today with highs in the 80s, 70s shore. Clouds will build in tonight followed by the chance for a few showers as a cold front approaches. This cold front may actually link up to some of the moisture from Hurricane Maria. Showers/thunder are likely early Thursday but the steady/heaviest rain likely stays just to our east. After the front moves by, fall returns with highs in the 70s and 60s Thursday through […]

  • Cloudy and windy conditions expected in eastern CT from Jose

    Wind gusts could reach up to 30-40 mph today through tomorrow with Tropical Storm Jose lingering offshore well southeast of Nantucket. The storm will finally fizzle over the weekend but not before it overstays its welcome. Today will remain breezy with clouds breaking for some sunshine. The humidity will start to drop back during the afternoon for the first time in a while! High temperatures will be around 80 degrees. Friday will feature more clouds with Jose lurking offshore. The […]

  • Jose brings windy conditions to eastern part of the state

    The Lighthouse Cruise has been cancelled for  due to the weather and the Sea Jet has been cancelled, too, so there will be no casino connections. The Block Island Ferry is also cancelled.  Shoreline East has some delays due to downed trees. Wind gusts could reach up 30-40 miles an hour today with the highest winds along the shoreline and southeast Connecticut.  That’s still not enough for any significant concerns over power outages. After some slow clearing Thursday, we keep temperatures above average with sunshine […]