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Matt Zaffino Bio, KGW, Height, Age, Relatives, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth

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Matt Zaffino Biography

Matt Zaffino is an American in the meteorology field who works for KGW as a chief meteorologist. In 1996, Matt left KATU to become Chief Meteorologist at KGW. In recognition of his 25+ years of exceptional contribution to broadcasting in the Northwest, he was accepted into the renowned National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle in 2016.

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Matt Zaffino Height

Zaffino stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 7 inches

Matt Zaffino Age

Zaffino is 63 years old. He was born on April 5, 1961, in the USA.

Personal Life

Matt Zaffino Relatives and Family

Zaffino keeps information regarding his family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Matt Zaffino Spouse and Children

Zaffino is happily married to his loving wife, Robyn, and together they have been blessed with a son, Enzon.

Matt Zaffino Education

Zaffino attended the University of Utah and studied meteorology from 1980 to 1984.

Professional Life

Matt Zaffino Career

Zaffino works for KGW as a chief meteorologist. In 1996, Matt left KATU to become Chief Meteorologist at KGW. In recognition of his 25+ years of exceptional contribution to broadcasting in the Northwest, he was accepted into the renowned National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle in 2016.

His appreciation of the weather stems from his passion for the great outdoors and wild places. Additionally, in his German class in high school. His teacher explained the prerequisites for a snowstorm and called off class for the day while drawing meteorological maps on the chalkboard. Since then, he has been creating weather maps.

Matt worked as an intern and later as a weather producer at KTVX in Salt Lake City while he was a meteorology student at the University of Utah. He first relocated to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he hosted the morning and evening weathercasts, before moving to Traverse City, Michigan, in 1984 to forecast the weather at WGTU.

In 1985, he gladly made his way back to the West to anchor the weather at KDRV in Medford, Oregon. He was employed by KATU in Portland in 1988 to provide weekend weather coverage. Matt developed his writing and storytelling abilities for television news while reporting on the environment.

He assisted in setting up KATU’s morning news before being elevated to the nightly newscasts. Matt won the Best Weathercaster award from the Oregon Associated Press in 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002, as well as in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2015.

Awards

Matt has been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards and has won three of them for outstanding individual accomplishments in weather casting in 2000, 2015, and 2016.

In recognition of his 25+ years of exceptional contribution to broadcasting in the Northwest, he was accepted into the renowned National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle in 2016. He is the only person to have ever broadcast live on television from the summit of Mount Hood.

Additionally, Matt covered the Winter Olympics in Utah in 2002 and Vancouver in 2010 for KGW in addition to the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. For KINK FM in Portland, Matt conducted live radio broadcasts from the Greenland Ice Sheet throughout the summer of 2004 to report on climate change studies.

Matt Zaffino’s Net Worth

Zaffino has amassed a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a journalist.

Matt Zaffino Salary

Zaffino receives an approximate annual salary of $110, 000

Matt Zaffino Social Media

Zaffino has active social media platforms, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has a following of over 2578 on Facebook, a following of over 7146 on Instagram, and a following of over 1.2K on Twitter.

KGW

At KGW, Zaffino works with her fellow journalists and meteorologists;

  1. Laural Porter
  2. Matt Zaffino
  3. David Molko
  4. Rod Hill
  5. Christine Pitawanich
  6. Pat Dooris
  7. Ashley Korslien
  8. Chris McGinness
  9. Brittany Falkers
  10. Joe Raineri