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.
The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday. Two to four of those hurricanes are expected to grow to Category 3 or stronger, NOAA said of the season, which officially begins June 1. Those storms carry winds greater than 110 mph. The forecast follows last year’s above-average season, in which hurricanes Florence and Michael slammed US […]
WESTPORT — Real estate. In Connecticut. It can be expensive. Really expensive. But if you want to have the best – you have to be prepared to pony up. And on the gold coast, lower Fairfield County – you’ll need a lot of gold. Welcome to the home of your dreams, in Westport, where on the water, you’ll find this pristine estate. Leslie Clarke is giving us a tour. “This home has 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths – From every […]
NEW HAVEN — This is a story about community. Look around and you’ll see two types of community – creating one. For this week’s Daytrippers – we visit the City Seed Farmer Market. Every Saturday this tucked away street in New Haven’s famous Wooster Square district is taken over by two different communities. One, a community of farmers. But also, after 15 years, the market is full of fans. And that’s the other community. The people, supporting and recognizing the […]
Caitlin Clarkson Pereira may not be running for office – but that doesn’t mean she’s still not campaigning for change. Last fall, Periera ran for State Representative for Fairfield and Southport. She didn’t win, but the educator, and full time mom of Parker – realized something while running for office. The problem : you can run for office – but you can’t get reimbursed for child care expenses. And that’s when a new platform was born. So now, long after […]
CHESHIRE — Today’s WorkinCT has to been seen to be believed! This company has seen business grow over a hundred years. They are of the only companies in the world to make eyes — for dolls. G Schoepfer Inc is a fourth generation company who took a niche business for a niche audience and turned it into something that turned into a century of success. They’ve been in business since 1909, started by eye-maker Amy Cody’s great-grandfather who was a […]
A cold front Sunday will bring us back to reality. Sunday will start and finish dry with some rain in the middle. Temperatures will begin in the 50s in the morning, turning cooler with temperatures falling in the afternoon. It will turn cooler (but not cold) Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs near 50 degrees. We’re on the WEATHER WATCH for Wednesday of next week. There’s a big coastal storm lurking offshore. For now the bulk of the […]
WEST HARTFORD — Today’s WorkinCT features a product with an unusual name, but don’t let it fool you! This tomato sauce may knock your socks off (and the rest of your clothing, figuratively) and give you a new healthy, superfood approach to how you cook. In the kitchen, Marci Moreau is clothed, which is a good thing , but her business is called ‘Naked Baking Ladies’. The business features a series of pasta and barbecue sauces, and is based out […]
Who says teaching has to be just in a classroom? Teachers at one school in Madison believe that a little more shaking and rattling outside of the classroom can roll to better grades inside the classroom. At Island Avenue School in Madison, learning is never more than just a hop, skip, or jump away. For the littlest of students, sitting in class for hours at a time can be tough. Gym teacher Brad Tucker learned about a program in Canada […]
NEW HAVEN — When it comes to making a make a wish dream come true, you need a few things: A kid with a big wish, a loving family, and a support team. That’s where social workers come in. Marisol Lassalle and Katie Henry have been doing this at Yale-New Haven Hospital for years. They know the true value of a wish. Families fill out applications and doctors fill out diagnosis paperwork. When the two come together, the wish granters […]
ESSEX — We’re Daytripping, or Day-Sailing, this week as majestic The River Quest smoothly sails on the Connecticut River. Its passengers are all looking up because it’s eagle watching season! Dozens of eagles, who are here for the winter season, provide majestic scenery for folks with binoculars in hand and are camera-ready. The Wildlife Eagle Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. Since the weather is still chilly, bring a jacket and be ready to take in one […]