Jeff Matthews
Sealed Meteorologist/ Co-Host/ Reporter
Your Subtitle text

Resume

 

JEFF MATTHEWS
(315) 749-4357
Email: soothsayerjeff@yahoo.com

Resume
website:
www.tvjeffmatthews.com

 
Special Skills, Abilities, Awards:

Meteorological:

  • Hundreds of hours of severe weather coverage
  • Highly proficient using computer model guidance, averaging 83% 5 day accuracy rate
  • Awards for satellite and radar interpretation (COMET series)
  • Highly skilled at creating graphics that combine interest with educational value
  • Nationwide forecasting for everything from major sporting events, airports, Public Works Departments, school districts, and major movie studios for upcoming films
  • Radio forecasting for over a dozen stations daily
  • Forensic meteorology reports for legal clients (recreating weather conditions)

Presentation:

  • Awarded Northwest Broadcasters Association Best Weathercast by media peers
  • Awarded AMS TV Seal of Approval by Meteorological peers
  • Awarded NWA TV Seal of Approval by Meteorological peers

Graphics and computer:

  • Produced a suite of products daily for public dissemination via our website
  • Customer site installs, and train weather staff on system
  • Quality assurance and customer service via live online updates or telephone
  • Adept at all major vendor graphics systems (WSI, WXC, Accu-Wx)
  • Maintain, grow and upgrade station websites, content, and social media
  • Maintain computer systems, including upgrades, purchases, upkeep

Communication:

  • Hundreds of public speaking engagements
  • Teach at local schools and a University (S.U.N.Y.) level TV Broadcast course
  • Huge response from combining use of social media with public appearances

Marketing:

  • Increased Health & Safety program (ARC of Wyo) 17% in real dollars in less than 1 year
  • Increased AM show “share” from a 9 to 21 in 18 months!
  • Developed alternative media partnerships, increasing overall TV station viewer reach
  • Join sales staff on targeted sales call to close particularly important client deals
  • Public liaison, advertising, fund-raising, quality control

Management:

  • Manage staffs of 2, 3, up to 5
  • Set up and conducted live shots for morning show
  • Franchised, wrote and edited stories for newscasts
  • Hiring decisions, training, evaluating and managing of Weather staff


Relevant
Employment History:

Chief Meteorologist:
WUTR (ABC) and WFXV (Fox), Utica, NY.
Health & Safety Director; American Red Cross of Wyoming.
Chief Meteorologist; KGWN TV, Cheyenne, WY.
Chief Meteorologist; CN8 News, Philadelphia, PA.
A.M. Meteorologist/Live Reporter; NBC 26, Green Bay, WI. (Promoted  from Weekend Meteorologist)
Trainer/Installer; Weather Central Inc, Madison, WI.
Chief Meteorologist; WABI-TV, Bangor, ME. (Promoted  from Morning Meteorologist)
Chief Meteorologist; KCAU-TV, Sioux City, IA. (Promoted  from Weekends)
Senior Broadcast Meteorologist; Compu-Weather Inc., Flushing, NY. (Promoted  from Lead Forecaster)

Education: 
School: Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Meteorology)