Matt Laubhan is the Emmy® winning Chief Meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority and is Northeast Mississippi's first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™.
Matt has won numerous awards, including the 2013 and 2015 Emmy® Awards for Best Weathercast in the Southeast Region, and has been named "Best Weathercast" by the Mississippi Associated Press. He has received 4 Emmy® Awards and 7 nominations for his weather coverage over the last five years.
Matt is passionate about severe weather preparedness. He first completed spotter training when he was only ten years old, and has tracked countless tornadoes from the field and studio. Originally from the small Kansas town of Russell, Matt graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science. He graduated at the top of his class, and was awarded departmental honors for his study of tornado outbreaks. Matt also has the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be awarded the prestigious CBM Seal from the American Meteorological Society.
Prior to joining WTVA, Matt spent seven years forecasting severe thunderstorms in West Texas as Chief Meteorologist for KLBK-TV, and before that as Morning Meteorologist for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas. While attending the University of Kansas, Matt worked as an on-air meteorologist for KUJH-TV and KJHK-FM, and was an intern and assistant weather producer for KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
Matt, his wife Emily, and their children are happy to call the Magnolia State home, and are thankful that God has led them to Northeast Mississippi. If you would like to have Matt visit your school or event, click here to e-mail Matt. You can also follow Matt's forecasts and severe weather updates on Twitter or on Facebook.
The American Meteorological Society grants the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ designation to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations.