Matt Kirkwood Bio | Wiki
Matt Kirkwood is an American Meteorologist. He currently serves as a weather forecaster at WOOD-TV ( NBC-affiliated ) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. After he decided to pursue his career in broadcasting, Matt had two internships, one at the National Weather Service office based in Muskegon and another one at WNEM-TV based in Saginaw.
His first official job in the business was at WPBN-TV/WTOM-TV based in Traverse City, Mich. Matt worked there from 1996 to 1998. At first, he worked on weekends and later became a weekday morning show host. Currently, you can find Matt on “News 8 Daybreak” as well as “News 8 at Noon” on weekdays with Storm Team 8.
During his free and downtime, various activities such as weightlifting, golfing, and helping with his kids’ various sports activities keep Matt busy. Additionally, he loves cars and visiting car shows with his son. Winter is Matt’s favorite time of the year because the season allows him to enjoy his passion for skiing and snowmobiling.
Matt Kirkwood Age
He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Despite being a well-known tv personality, Matt has kept details about his birth date away from the public. However, looking at his appearance, he may be in his late 50s, probably 58 years.
Matt Kirkwood Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Matt stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in ( Approx 1.78m).
Matt Kirkwood Family
He was born to his father and mother in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. However, all the information concerning Matt’s parents and siblings such as their names, ages, and occupations are still below the radar.
Matt Kirkwood Wife
He is a married man. Matt and his wife share two children, a son called Aiden and his twin sister. Currently, Matt and his adorable family reside in Grand Rapids.
Matt Kirkwood Grand Rapids | Education
He graduated from Creston High School in Grand Rapids before joining Grand Rapids Community College. From there, Matt went to Western Michigan University and later joined Grand Valley State University. Finally, he earned his meteorological degree from Central Michigan University.
Matt Kirkwood Meteorology | WOOD-TV
Currently, Matt serves as a weather forecaster at WOOD-TV. He is a native of Grand Rapids whose fascination with the weather was “sparked” at a very young age. While growing up, Matt was so afraid of thunderstorms. He was always aware when storms would strike his area because he religiously watched the two weather legends of West Michigan i.e Craig James and Bill Steffen. Little did he know that he would be lucky enough to work with them.
After he graduated from Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Matt secured various jobs, such as delivering papers for the Grand Rapids Press, Ryder truck rentals, camel rides at John Ball Zoo as well as working at the Meijer. These jobs enabled matt to pay for his college classes that extended from Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and later Central Michigan University for his meteorology degree.
Matt’s other colleagues at NBC include;
Jean Chatzky– financial editor
Ben Aaron-tv personality
Hoda Kotb-tv personality
Matt Kirkwood Salary
His main source of income is his job as a weather forecaster at WOOD-TV. Matt has an average salary of $71,634 per year.
Matt Kirkwood Net Worth
His primary source of wealth is his career as a meteorological journalist. Matt has managed to accumulate an estimated net worth of $1,287,699.
Is Matt Kirkwood Still Married
Yes. Matt and his wife share two children, a son called Aiden and his twin sister. Currently, Matt and his adorable family reside in Grand Rapids.
Who Is Matt Kirkwood
Matt is an American Meteorologist. He currently serves as a weather forecaster at WOOD-TV. After he decided to pursue his career in broadcasting, Matt had two internships.