Matthew EastMeteorologist

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Matthew is the weekday morning meteorologist for the Triad on Spectrum News, and he has been with the station since the summer of 2005. He loves the weather and loves the privilege of telling people about the weather.

In 2005, he earned the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval and in 2008 earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval from the AMS. Matthew also received the Associated Press' third-place award for Best Weathercast in Mississippi back in 2005.

Through his years at Spectrum News, he has had the opportunity to do hundreds and hundreds of hours of severe weather and snow coverage, in addition to our "Weather on the Ones" format of providing you the weather information you need on your schedule, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Matthew was born and raised near Birmingham, Ala., and earned his bachelor's degree in meteorology and a minor in communication from Mississippi State University.

A certified storm spotter, Matthew was part of the North Mississippi Severe Storm Intercept Team while in college, and has chased many storms through the years in the Lower Mississippi Valley, Deep South and the Carolinas. He was on site in New Iberia, La., and reported live via telephone during 2002's Hurricane Lili.

In 2002, he began his television weather career at WTVA/WLOV-TV in Tupelo, Miss., and quickly moved up to the evening and weekend meteorologist spot. During his time in Tupelo, Matthew led coverage for a number of severe weather events, hurricanes and snow events.

When Matthew is not keeping an eye on the rapidly-changing North Carolina weather, he loves spending time with his family. Matthew and his wife have four daughters that keep life fun and active! He is also a Sunday school teacher at Parkwood Baptist Church.

Matthew is an avid sports fan and proud alumnus of MSU, never missing an opportunity to keep up with his Mississippi State Bulldogs.