SEALED, DEGREED METEOROLOGIST

Jeff Matthews

JEFF MATTHEWS
(315) 570-5727
Email: soothsayerjeff@yahoo.com
Resume website: www.tvjeffmatthews.com

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Special Skills, Abilities, Awards:


Meteorological:
Lengthy periods 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 film studios
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 sites 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
Huge response from combining use of social media with public appearances
Teach at local schools and  at University level


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 potential 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)