Jacob Matthews joined WETM news as a weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter in September of 2021.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jacob’s passion in forecasting severe and non-severe weather grew from the February 5-6, 2010 North American Blizzard (A.K.A “Snowmageddon”), which affected the Pittsburgh area.
In 2017, Jacob attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences in May of 2021. During his time at Penn State, Jacob was an active forecaster and weather broadcaster at the University’s Campus Weather Service, a student-run forecasting organization. He also performed in the Penn State Marching Blue Band as a trumpet player.
When not working, Jacob likes to stream movies, tv shows, and YouTube. He also likes to play video games and forecast weather on his own time.