Matt Daniel joined the WBRC First Alert weather team in August 2018 as a digital meteorologist/weather producer. He came from Macon, GA where he spent four years as both the weekend and morning meteorologist for 13WMAZ. Matt produces weather content for Good Day Alabama Monday-Friday, and posts a lot of weather material on social media and through the WBRC First Alert Weather app.
Matt was born and raised in Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Geography and Atmospheric Sciences. Matt has always had a passion for weather since the age of three and has always enjoyed weather forecasting and studying tropical cyclones. Matt has won several awards in forecasting excellence, and made it into the final four of a weather forecasting competition that pairs up professors, graduate students, and undergraduates across the country.
Matt has also received a Gabby award for best severe weather coverage and for best use of digital platforms and social media at 13WMAZ.
While working at 13WMAZ, Matt also freelanced as a weather producer at CNN where he was able to cover weather, climate, and science-related stories to both domestic and international audiences around the globe. Matt covered typhoons like Haiyan, earthquakes, tsunamis, plane crashes, floods, droughts, and severe weather while at CNN.
He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society, and enjoys reaching out to the community through events and school activities to increase weather awareness.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys writing and performing music and plays a variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, and trumpet. Matt's favorite season is fall because he loves the lower humidity, cooler temperatures, and of course SEC College Football.
GABBY for Best Severe Weather Coverage
GABBY for Best use of Digital Platforms/Social Media
University of Georgia - Geography/Atmospheric Sciences
Around 5:52 AM CT, a bright green light lit up the night sky in parts of the Southeast United States. According to the American Meteor Society, 157 reports were recorded in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.