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Matt Scott joined FoxCT in 2013 and brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience to the Fox Connecticut 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, on twitter (@themattcast and @tvmattscott), Facebook (facebook.com/themattcast) and Instagram (tvwxman).

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
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    Icy conditions cause problems for drivers around state

    HARTFORD — Icy road conditions are causing problems for drivers in the state. Route 8 Southbound and Northbound was closed between Exits 27 and 26 in Naugatuck for a time because of tractor-trailer accident. The state DOT said the truck spilled part of its load. Clearing the accident could take until midnight. Icy conditions are being reported as far south as Hamden and North Branford. Check the latest forecast here. Wind gusts may exceed 50 mph, leading to downed power lines. Snow and […]

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    Powerful nor’easter brings high winds and heavy rain Monday

    A potent nor’easter hitting on the state this evening, bringing a lot of wind-driven rain, some sleet and snow, and the potential for both flooding and power outages. The storm ramps up by early evening, with high wind and rain reducing visibility. Wind gusts may exceed 50 mph, leading to downed power lines. Snow and sleet is confined to the Northwest hills, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. The shoreline may have wind gusts up to 60 mph, with gusty winds all […]

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    A dry, pleasant Christmas Day ahead

    No need to “careless whisper” about it, an interesting pattern is here. “One more try” for mild temps as we head into Monday. We start with sun, but clouds quickly move in and slow the warmup. This is an issue as we have rain late, and if inland temps stay close to 32, we may get a little freezing rain, so have “faith” that the temps will warm up. Temps still rise overnight into the 40s, as the rain falls, […]

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    Foxwoods offers unprecedented view into Beatlemania with winter exhibit

    MASHANTUCKET — This is the story of four young lads who put a band together. Since the early ’60s, the Beatles have been a cornerstone of music history. Remember when the Beatles invaded? Mark Gould, with Sound Waves Magazine, an entertainment magazine that covers southeastern Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island, says he does. And he’s awed by Foxwoods Resort Casino’s tribute to the band. “This is so well done, and it’s so well realistic. They played with Vox amplifiers […]

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    Madison Coffee Shop to shutter after 60 years in business

    MADISON — There’s a handwritten sign posted high up in The Madison Coffee Shop that reads “Thank you for your business.” Now more than ever, they mean it. After a 60 year run, the Route 1 staple in the heart of the town will serve its last cup of coffee. Owner Wayne Martin has worked the grill since 2006, and his in-laws had the gig for 20 years before that. But after Christmas Eve, the family will say goodbye, closing up the […]

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    Years-long drought leads to short season for Killingworth Christmas tree farm

    KILLINGWORTH — Mid-December is normally peak season for Christmas tree sales, but this year one farm has cut its season short. The Winterbery Farm in Killingworth shut its doors for the season due to smaller trees. It’s all because of the drought, farm owner Shelly Cumpstone said. She explained that “the lack of rain for two years, actually,” has “knocked back our overall growth.” The farm has been selling trees since the mid-’80s, and has expanded to 14 acres. But […]

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    Project Pinball lets kids be kids at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

    NEW HAVEN — Letting kids be kids isn’t always easy when they’re staying at a hospital. But, Project Pinball aims to change that. Project Pinball is a non-profit organization that places pinball machines in children’s hospitals across the country to introduce therapeutic benefits to kids. 5 years ago, they gave their first pinball machine to a local hospital. Now, they travel the country restoring and donating the playful machines. Thursday, they made their first stop at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Laura Allen’s son […]

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    UPS offers up packaging tips for gifts being sent far away

    WALLINGFORD — With the holiday season upon us, package shipping stores are feeling the pressure. But UPS has some tips to make sure your gifts arrive smoothly under your far-off loved one’s trees. Get a new, appropriately-sized shipping cardboard box It should have 3 inches of space on all sides, including the bottom, especially if it’s an electronic item Fill the space with foam peanuts or bubble wrap to protect the item Seal perishables in airtight containers This is important: […]

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    What protections do officials in Conn. take to prevent fires like the one in Oakland?

    HAMDEN — Could a fire like the one in Oakland happen here in Connecticut? It’s one that many people are likely asking in wake of the deadly warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives at an electronic dance music party. Hamden Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshall Tim Lunn’s job is to take every step to prevent that. His job is to ensure businesses adhere to current fire protection codes, which cover all commercial buildings and multi-family homes. An emphasis is placed on […]

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    Ugly Sweater Run takes over Hartford as part of Winterfest

    HARTFORD — It wasn’t exactly high fashion around Bushnell Park Saturday as hundreds wore their ugliest Christmas sweater for a 5K run. Part of Hartford‘s Winterfest celebrations, participants took to the streets for the 3.1 mile run through city streets and scenic parks. And when they crossed the finish line. runners could take a ride on a mechanical reindeer, take a family photo in a larger than life snow-globe, or run through some fake snow. Some ran just for the fun of it. […]