Who is Matt Zaffino?
Matt Zaffino is a ten-time award-winner American Meteorologist currently working at KGW TV in Portland, Oregon as a chief meteorologist. He joined the KGW TV team in December 1996 from KATU where he worked as a weekend weathercaster in Portland. Here, he did environmental reports and story-telling for the news with enthusiasm for the weather.
Matt Zaffino Date of Birth / Age
Zaffino is 60 years as of 2021 since he was born on the 5th of April 1961. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on the 5th of April of every year.
Matt Zaffino Parents and Siblings
Zaffino manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Matt Zaffino Height
Zaffino stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Matt Zaffino Spouse/Wife
Zaffino is happily married to his wife, Robyn whom he manages to keep information about away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Matt Zaffino Kids/ Children
Zaffino is a proud father to his son named Enzon who he manages to keep information about away from the limelight. Together, as a family, they reside in Portland. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Matt Zaffino Education
Zaffino schooled at the University of Utah from 1980-1984 and graduated with a degree in Meteorology. Additionally, he also joined Portland State University from 1992-1995.
Matt Zaffino Career
Zaffino did his intern as well as worked as a weather producer at KTVX in Salt Lake City. However, he relocated to Traverse City, Michigan, and joined the WGTU team to forecast the weather. Later he moved to Battle Creek, Michigan as an anchor for the morning and evening weathercasts.
Matt joined the KDRV team in Medford, Oregon as a weather anchor in 1985. However, he moved to KATU in Portland as a weekend weather anchor and also did environmental reporting in 1988. Zaffino participated in launching KATU’s morning news leading him to a higher position in evening newscasts. He is well skilled in writing, storytelling for television news, broadcast, and broadcast journalism only to mention a few.
Matt Zaffino KGW
Zaffino is now a Chief Meteorologist at KGW since 1996.The Oregon Associated Press ranked him Best Weathercaster numerous years like 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009, 2012 and 2015. Matt won Emmy Awards for outstanding individual achievement in weather casting In 2000, 2015, and 2016 and has been Emmy nominated numerous other times.
Zaffino was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle, for 25+ years of outstanding service in broadcasting in the Northwest in 2016. He did live television broadcasts from the top of Mount Hood something that no one else has ever done. Additionally, he reported the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000 and the Winter Olympics in Utah in 2002, and Vancouver in 2010 for KGW. Also did live radio broadcasts for KINK FM in Portland from the ice.
Matt produced a Northwest Weather Calendar for many years. Further, he has visited schools teaching Portland students about the science and beauty of the weather. Zaffino participates in the Oregon Humane Society, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and The American Cancer Society as well as Medical Teams International. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Chapter of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. Matt loves it outdoors and in the wilderness. He also loved making weather maps since his life in high school.
How Much Does Matt Zaffino Earn?
Zaffino earns an annual salary that ranges from $80,000-$110,000.
How Much is Matt Zaffino Worth?
As an anchor/meteorologist, Matt has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.