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Matt Scott joined Fox 61 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 ( 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
  • Daffodil festival kicks off in Meriden this weekend

    MERIDEN —  When it comes to photo ops nothing beats a few flowers, or in this case, a few hundred thousand of them. Mark Zebora remembers when the Meriden Daffodil Festival was born in 1979. 39 years later, it has blossomed. “The first year was 200 people, a nice little picnic,” said Zebora. “Now we do 70,000 people over two weekends.” They plant 40,000 flowers every year and every year, a little more, and in September, a bid decision takes place […]

  • With increase in ticks comes possibility of more dangerous diseases

    NEW HAVEN — It’s not bills in the  mail at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. It’s ticks submitted by the public to test for disease and now some may carry a new threat and the mail delivery is getting bigger every day. “The numbers are overwhelming, ” said Dr. Theodore Andreadis, director of the Agricultural Station. “We’re getting 10 fold over what we’ve gotten in years past “ In the past, the ticks have been carriers for lyme disease but […]

  • Freedom Schooner Amistad returns to New Haven’s Long Wharf pier

    NEW HAVEN —  With the clanging of the ship’s bell, the Amistad is ready to sail again even if the weather isn’t cooperating. The re-creation of the famous schooner is once again sitting tall and pretty in Long Wharf but getting there, wasn’t easy. “Part of our message is to learn from the sad past, and make a better future,” said Bill Mylett, Captain of the Amistad. He’s talking about the original history, but it applies to recent years as […]

  • Osprey-watching is a booming attraction on the Connecticut River

    HADDAM —  If you want to do bird watching the right way in Connecticut, you have to go where the birds are! They’re a moving target on the Connecticut River. “The reactions we get from guests,” said Captain Mark Yuknat of CT River Expeditions. “They love it, and don’t know what kind of birds we have here.” Larry Wagner remembers a time when there were no ospreys on the Connecticut River because of pollution. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, […]

  • Mohegan resort proposal takes another step in Preston

    PRESTON — Residents voted overwhelmingly to build a major indoor and outdoor entertainment facility Tuesday night. According to Preston’s Fist Selectman Robert Congdon, 813 people voted in favor, where 137 opposed. The Mohegan Tribe is looking to build a non-gambling resort on the grounds of the former Norwich State Hospital. The property takes up more than 390 acres of land in the south-east corner of the state. At a ceremony Wednesday, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe Kevin Brown, said, “We are equally proud, as […]

  • Mosquito control program kicks off in Milford

    MILFORD —  The mosquito population is on the rise, thanks to a mild winter which might bite Connecticut by summer. “Because of the mild winter we had, wet weather we’ve seen, and probably coming, we’re probably going to see more mosquitoes,” said Deepa Joseph, Health Director for the City of Milford. So, Milford is getting a jump start on the season, according to Mayor Ben Blake. “We go to catch basins in neighborhoods to find pools of water, we treat those areas, and […]

  • Construction on Gold Star Bridge will bring traffic delays

    NEW LONDON — There is a lot of work to be done on the southbound half of the Gold Star Bridge. According to Keith Schoppe, project engineer “We’re gonna patch up the foundations, do steel repairs, were going to strip asphalt off the bridge deck, were gonna re-membrane it, that protects the deck, then we’re gonna repave it ” All to the tune of $20 million and two years of your life. That’s total time – not stuck in traffic. […]

  • Depletion of honey bees in Stonington

    STONINGTON — There’s a sign in the newly created Dodge Paddock and Beal Preserve that says ‘conservation through restoration’. For the bee population, restoration is almost critical according to Mary Ellen Mateleska of the Mystic Aquarium who said it has decreased about 90 percent since 1990. So this plot of land in Stonington is being restored by Mystic Aquarium, one blade of grass at a time. “It all starts with this grass, that can help stabilize this marsh, so that everything […]

  • Many on hand to celebrate 117th anniversary of U.S. Navy submarine service

    GROTON — Bells ringing usually means the end of a submariner’s watch, but that wasn’t the case Tuesday in Groton. There was plenty of sunshine, and a little breeze, to celebrate a big birthday. There’s an old adage that says,”The sun always shines on Nautilus.” And shine it did, with a little breeze at the first permanent continental sub base – created after the Navy purchased an experimental submarine from John Holland – 117 years ago. Bud Atkins has spent 16 years underwater, […]

  • Looking back at the lasting impact of World War I

    WEST HAVEN — Matt Schmidt says he could talk all day about what he describes as a war that was “far more important than World War II.” April 6 is the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entering World War I, which most believe happened because of Germany’s sinking of the British ocean liner, Lusitania, which had over 100 Americans aboard. But, according to University of New Haven political science professor Matt Schmidt, President Woodrow Wilson actually signed off because the British and French begged for our assistance because they were running out of […]