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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: Fight for childcare

    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 […]

  • WorkinCT #CTConfident: G Schoepfer Inc

    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 […]

  • Showers, then cooling off this evening; Tracking 2 storms for later this week

    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 […]

  • #CTConfident WorkinCT: Naked Baking Ladies

    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 […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Getting kids active to help focus in school

    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 […]

  • Make-a-Wish Connecticut: Behind the scenes, helping to grant wishes

    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 […]

  • Daytrippers: See bald eagles during this cruise on the Connecticut River

    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 […]

  • Daytrippers: New Haven Cocktail Museum

    Daytrippers is off to a place where everybody knows one name: Jerry Thomas. Who is he? He’s the “Father of American Mixology” according to bartenders in New Haven, and he’s from the Elm City. So, that’s a perfect place to have the New Haven Cocktail Museum. It’s a place that was wet at a time where the country was dry: prohibition. “They called New Haven the den of iniquity for a time because there were so many underground speakeasys and […]

  • 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Who is the Gordon Ramsay

    WATERBURY — He’s the man who seems to love to hate — at least on screen. Celebrity chef and ‘bad boy’ Gordon Ramsay has been screaming at chefs for years – 13 to be exact – on Hell’s Kitchen. He’s also mastered Kitchen Nightmares, ‘Masterchefs young and old, and now – he’s going to hell and back. In 24 hours. “It’s about everything I’ve learned over the last 30 years in this industry – it goes into a 24 hour […]

  • Daytrippers: Escher: The Exhibition and Experience

    If art imitates life, then the life of M.C. Escher must have been unique. After all, he was an artist who did not believe in limitations. You’ll see his work at a great exhibit in Brooklyn: ‘Escher: The Exhibition and Experience.” According to manager Johanna Guttmann, “People know Escher more than they think they do.” Born in the Netherlands, Escher spent time in architectural school where he was encouraged to learn print making . But it was his love of […]

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