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Damon Matson

Damon joined the Storm Track 12 Weather Team in May 2018 and is happy to be back in the Northeast once again. Growing up in the small north central Pennsylvania town of Brockway, the Twin Tiers provide similar terrain and weather that sparked Damon’s interest in meteorology. A few lake effect snow and flooding events that impacted his hometown stuck with him until he decided to chase his passion for weather in college.

Damon graduated in May 2016 with a B.S. in Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania, a small school south of Pittsburgh. In college, Damon was an active member of numerous clubs, including being a brother of the Theta Xi Fraternity. As part of the Meteorology Club on campus, he attended numerous national weather conferences. As a result, he was selected to be part of the prestigious NOAA Hollings Scholarship program, which took him to New Orleans in the summer of 2015 to do research with the National Weather Service.

Most recently before joining WBNG, Damon graduated in May 2018 with a M.S. in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While in the south, he got his first taste of the business by working part time as the weekend meteorologist at WTOK in Meridian, MS.

When not forecasting or tracking the weather for the Twin Tiers, Damon enjoys hiking, fishing, snowboarding, playing sports and listening to music, occasionally singing along. Having a fairly deep family connection to Pittsburgh, you can also find him watching and rooting passionately for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers.

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