Resume website: www.tvjeffmatthews.com
Special Skills, Abilities, Awards:
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
School: Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Meteorology)