Meet KSPR Meteorologist Matt Jones.
Meteorologist Matt Jones joined the KSPR Weather Team in May of 2016.
Matt was born and raised in the Mile High City of Denver and developed a passion for weather at a young age thanks to his parents who also loved weather. As a very young child, Matt's mom would take him on backyard storm chases and this is what really sparked his fascination with extreme weather. Living in Colorado, he got to experience everything from severe thunderstorms to blizzards, sometimes all in one day! Of course, being a Colorado native, Matt is a Bronco fanatic!
He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2011 with a degree in Meteorology and while in school, he interned at the ABC station in Denver, learning all the ins and outs of broadcast. It was here that he realized broadcast meteorology was his calling.
Shortly after graduating, Matt got his first official broadcast job in Great Falls, Montana as the morning meteorologist. He worked there for three years and experienced some wild weather and brutally cold winters living so close to the Canadian border. From there, he got his next broadcast meteorology job in Rochester NY and was there for almost two years before coming here.
When not in the studio, Matt loves to get out in the elements and experience mother nature first hand. Whether it be reporting live in dangerous cold, extreme summer heat or a raging blizzard, he's done it all!
Before working in broadcast, he worked as a professional storm chaser with Silver Lining Tours gaining extensive knowledge about severe storm forecasting and research. While out in the field, he documented and witnessed dozens of tornadoes including the massive EF5 that destroyed the town of Joplin Missouri. Working alongside some of the best meteorologists in the country gave him the skills to forecast severe weather and tornado outbreaks.
When his head isn't buried in weather, he loves working out, playing golf and anything that gets him outside.
You can see Matt on KSPR News This Morning, weekdays from 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m and on KSPR News at 11 a.m.