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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
  • 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 […]

  • Daytrippers: Brooklyn Kura, an American sake

    Sake has been around Japan for centuries, but now two Americans are brewing it themselves in Brooklyn. They’re not Japanese, but they have big dreams in carving out a niche in a niche market. Their Brooklyn Kura brewery is one of only 15 Sake breweries in the entire United States! The four ingredients, water, rice, yeast, and koji, an enzyme are brewed for a month to produce Sake. They’ve been bottling it for over year, and are getting some rave […]

  • Dog trainer teaches dalmation new ways to communicate

    Connie Bombaci has been in education for most of her life, but she may be best remembered for one of her most unique student: Hogan was a dalmation that she took into her family years ago – and Hogan was deaf, much like 9-22% of all dalamatians. So, how do she communicate with her dog? She taught Hogan American Sign Language – and it worked. “The second thing I taught Hogan was ‘cookie’. As soon as he learned that my […]

  • Family First: Dangers of Halloween contact lenses

    Do you know what your kids want to be for Halloween? Have they picked out your costume yet? And if so, how elaborate is that costume, and do they want to use colored contact lenses with it? Well, you may want to put a stop to that – for a lot of reasons. Most notably – it can be dangerous to your kids eyes, and not just for trick or treating – there may be long term consequences. Colored contact […]

  • FOX61 Family First: The 11th annual Goddard School Toy Test

    The holiday season is coming and if you need some help with your list, these kids are one step ahead of you. At the Goddard School in Newington, the kids are working hard — at playing. According to owner of the school, Ron Mavumkal, “Our philosophy is that children learn while they’re at play.” So, the kids are playing with toys as part of the school’s 11th annual toy test. The goal: Find toys that are educational, to give parents […]

  • Daytrippers: Hell’s Kitchen contestants in Connecticut

    On this week’s Daytrippers, we’re going to Hell. Well, Hell’s Kitchen is more like it. Three chefs , killin’ it on the dining scene here and around Connecticut, not only survived Gordon Ramsey and his outbursts, but have thrived in their own kitchens. Season 6 player Van Hurd is in charge of the smoker at Taino Smokehouse in Middletown. He loves when fans of the show come visit for a great BBQ meal. “I always like to take time out […]

  • Travelers Insurance getting ready for the claims from Florence

    WINDSOR — At Travelers Claim University in Windsor, the insurance company has one big question to answer. According to Scott Humphrey, VP of Risk Control, “ if you’re a homeowner, what are the risks you face to your home, to your family, in a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence.” And with Florence headed for the Carolinas, there are two main focuses. “You want to try to protect your property, your belongings, and more importantly, you want to make sure your […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Look before you lock, preventing hot car deaths

    HARTFORD — It’s a story that we cover far too many times, and every time it happens, we collectively scratch our heads, and ask “How does this keep happening”? We’re talking about kids who are injured, or killed, when they are left alone in a hot car. Recently A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a West Haven apartment complex. Children’s bodies can heat up much faster than adults, […]

  • Daytrippers: To beer or not to beer in Stratford

    STRATFORD — With all of this hot weather, the Daytrippers mobile went searching for something to cool down with and that’s when we met Bill Shufelt. The financial guy from Stamford said goodbye to hedge funds, and hello to hops and barley-and brewing up the Athletic Brewing Company. Their catch? Non alcoholic beer. “It started with the idea that there’s a total void with the craft beer market, and nothing for non drinkers out there. I was kinda upgrading my […]