Jeff Matthews
Sealed Meteorologist/ Co-Host/ Reporter
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JEFF MATTHEWS
10548 Cosby Manor Road
Utica, NY. 13502
(315) 507-4701
Email: soothsayerjeff@yahoo.com


Special Skills
:

  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent computer graphics knowledge
  • Skilled in Social Media, and Marketing experience
  • Comfortable with WSI, WX-Central, and Accu-Weather systems
  • Multi-award-winning Meteorologist in multiple markets!
  • Excellent forecasting knowledge creating forecasts from raw data and analysis
  • Over 20 years severe weather forecasting experience, coast to coast

Relevant Employment History:
Chief Meteorologist;
WUTR (ABC) and WFXV (Fox), Utica, NY.
~Start up newscasts on multiple stations...100% responsible for every aspect of Weather, including format, content, website and webcasts, fan pages, blog, etc.
    
·    Present weather for 6 & 11PM (ABC shows) and 10PM (Fox)
    
·    Maintain all Wx computer systems (WXC).
    
·    Maintain Wx portion of website, and all social media.
    
·    Developing alternative media connections, including radio, newspaper, etc.
    
·    All station public appearances, school visits, etc.
    
·    Developing new connections with NWS, and coordinate sponsorships.

Health & Safety Director; American Red Cross of Wyoming.
~Responsible for a 17% increase in real dollars for the department during my tenure

  • Marketed and administered the Health & Safety program statewide.
  • Public liaison, advertising, fund-raising, public speaking, quality control.
  • Managed staff of 3.
  • Maintained/grew entire website, generating/marketing new programs from site.

Chief Meteorologist; KGWN TV, Cheyenne, WY.
~Website upgraded, graphics improved, was most popular on air personality

  • Presented weather on 5:30 and 10PM (main) shows.
  • Managed staff (2).
  • Maintained computer systems, including upgrades, purchases, upkeep.
  • Established alternative media presence, including radio and website.
  • Lengthy periods of severe weather coverage.
  • Public liaison in all public relations duties, making presentations as guest speaker.
  • Produced a suite of products daily for public dissemination via our website.

 Chief Meteorologist; CN8 News, Philadelphia, PA.
~All on and off-air duties related to running the Weather Department (see above).

 Morning Meteorologist/Live Reporter; NBC 26, Green Bay, WI.
(Promoted from Weekend Meteorologist)
~Won multiple awards (Best Weathercaster) for on-air work

  • On air duties for morning weather as well as radio and web-casts.
  • Set up and conducted live shots for morning show.
  • Franchised, wrote and edited stories for all newscasts.
  • Lengthy periods of severe weather coverage. 

Trainer/Installer; Weather Central Inc, Madison, WI.
~Gained knowledge of graphic systems, training of staff, estimating cost, cost/benefit analysis

  • Visited customer sites to install system(s) and train weather staff on system
  • Quality assurance and customer service via live online updates or telephone.

 Chief Meteorologist; WABI-TV, Bangor, ME.
(Promoted from Morning Meteorologist in 1999)
~Night shows regularly exceeded 40 share; morning show share increased from 9 to 21 over 18 months prior to my promotion!

  • Presented weather on 6 & 10PM (main) shows.
  • Responsible for show content, numerous improvements to graphics, content, format.
  • Made hiring decisions, training, evaluating and managing of staff (2).
  • Website updates and maintenance.

Chief Meteorologist; KCAU-TV, Sioux City, IA.
(Promoted from Weekends)
~First practical severe weather experience. Hundreds of hours of live, ongoing severe weather coverage.

  • Presented weather on weekends, then 7 nights a week (following promotion)
  • Was only talent for months, following untimely death of main weather anchor.

Senior Broadcast Meteorologist; Compu-Weather Inc., Flushing, NY.
(Promoted from Lead Forecaster in 1991)

  • Radio forecasting for over a dozen stations daily.
  • Nationwide forecasting for everything from major sporting events, airports, Public Works Departments, school districts, and major movie studios for upcoming films.
  • Forensic meteorology reports for legal clients, recreating weather conditions at time/location.

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

Related Awards:
* AMS TV Seal of Approval (current)
* NWA TV Seal of Approval (current)
* Best Weathercaster 2004, Northwest Broadcasters Association
* Best Weathercaster, runner up, 2003, NWBA 

Activities:
Member AMS (current)
Member NWA (current)
Referee/Official, Wyoming Association Hockey League
Goalie Coach, Squirts/Bantams, Cheyenne Capitols
Goaltender, Cheyenne/Princeton/Utica Recreational Hockey Leagues
Church softball team/Captain
Cheyenne/Utica Dance Club
Member/Drama Team, Cheyenne E-Free Church
Ran for State House Legislature (2008)
Precinct Person, Laramie County (2007-08)