Alan Matthew is the weekend morning meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority.
Alan is a native to the humid state of Mississippi, born in West Point and grew up in Columbus.
His love for weather has grown over time and through experiencing some historical weather events while growing up in Mississippi including: a vague memory of playing in the snow produced by the Blizzard of 1993, the Derecho event of Feb. 16, 2001, that caused widespread wind damage across the Golden Triangle extending into Central Alabama, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the tornado outbreaks of April 27, 2011, and April 28, 2014.
Upon graduating from Columbus High School in 2007, Alan attended Mississippi University for Women where he earned his first Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics.
After taking several months off, he enrolled at Mississippi State University, ultimately earning a second Bachelors Degree in Professional Meteorology.
During college, Alan interned twice at a local news station in his hometown.
During his downtime, Alan enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, jogging, sunset chasing and even occasionally kite-flying.
He also has a second passion for music, singing, mixing audio, restoring and converting old-vinyl records, cassettes, and 8-tracks and occasionally still picks up the trumpet to play.