Matt Zaffino Biography
Matt Zaffino is an American Emmy award-winning meteorologist currently working as the Chief Meteorologist for KGW TV in Portland, Oregon. He has been forecasting weather for over 32 years.
Matt Zaffino Career
Matt’s love of weather is rooted in his love for being outdoors and in the wilderness, and also, in his high school German class. It’s there that his teacher drew weather maps on the chalkboard explaining the conditions needed to create a snowstorm and get everyone out of school for a day. Zaffino has been making weather maps ever since.
While studying meteorology at the University of Utah, Zaffino interned and then worked as a weather producer at KTVX in Salt Lake City. In 1984, Zaffino moved to Traverse City, Michigan to forecast weather at WGTU, and then to Battle Creek, Michigan where he anchored the morning and evening weathercasts.
Zaffino happily returned to the West in 1985 to anchor the weather at KDRV in Medford, Oregon. In 1988, Matt was hired to do weekend weather at KATU in Portland. Zaffino also did environmental reporting and honed his skills in writing and storytelling for television news. Zaffino helped launch KATU’s morning news and was later promoted to the evening newscasts. In 1996, he left KATU to become Chief Meteorologist at KGW.
The Oregon Associated Press named Zaffino Best Weathercaster in 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009, 2012, and 2015. In 2000, 2015, and 2016, he won Emmy Awards for outstanding individual achievement in weather casting and has been Emmy nominated several other times.
In 2016, Zaffino was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle, for 25+ years of outstanding service in broadcasting in the Northwest.
Matt is the only person that’s ever done a live television broadcast from the top of Mount Hood. He also reported for KGW from the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000 and the Winter Olympics in Utah in 2002, and Vancouver in 2010. In the summer of 2004, he traveled to the Greenland Ice Sheet to report on climate change research, doing live radio broadcasts for KINK FM in Portland from the ice.
For several years Matt produced a Northwest Weather Calendar, combining his passion for outdoor photography with Northwest weather and landscapes. Proceeds went to local charities including the Business Education Compact. Matt has done many school visits over the years teaching Portland students about the science and beauty of the weather.
His community involvement includes work with the Oregon Humane Society, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, The American Cancer Society, and Medical Teams International. He as well served on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Chapter of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.
Matt Zaffino KGW
Zaffino works at KGW where he works alongside other famous KGW anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Vanessa Paz
- Rod Hill
- Tim Gordon
- Katherine Cook
- Ashley korslien
- Devon Haskins
- Greg Retsinas
- Art Edwards
- Bruce Williams
- Claudia Amezcua
- Drew Carney
- Grant McOmie
- Kyle Iboshi
- Keely Chalmers
- Pat Dooris
- Mike Benner
Matt Zaffino Age
Zaffino is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 5, 1961, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of April every year.
Matt Zaffino Height
Zaffino stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Matt Zaffino Family
Zaffino has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Zaffino has any siblings.
Matt Zaffino Wife
Zaffino is married to Robyn and together the couple has a son named Enzon. When he is not working, Zaffino enjoys spending time with his family.
Matt Zaffino Salary
Zaffino earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Matt Zaffino Net Worth
Zaffino has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Zaffino.
Who is Matt Zaffino?
He is an American Emmy award-winning meteorologist
How old is a Matt Zaffino?
60 years old as of 2021
How tall is Matt Zaffino?
5 feet 9 inches
Who is Matt Zaffino married to?
How much money does Matt Zaffino earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Matt Zaffino worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million
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