Damon Matson is the weekday morning meteorologist on WDVM 25.
At an early age, tracking lake effect snow and watching thunderstorms roll through his hometown of Brockway in north-central Pennsylvania ignited Damon’s passion for weather.
In the fall of 2012, Damon took his love of weather to California University of Pennsylvania just south of Pittsburgh. While there achieving his Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, he traveled to numerous weather conferences across the country, went storm chasing in the Midwest, and forecasted each week for the school’s television station CUTV. He was also given the distinguished honor of NOAA Hollings Scholar in 2014, leading to a summer of research on weather communication with the New Orleans National Weather Service office in 2015.
Upon graduating in 2016, Damon packed up and headed for Starkville, MS, where he would attend Mississippi State to achieve his Master’s degree in Broadcast Meteorology. During his two years down south, Damon got his first job in the broadcast business as the weekend meteorologist for WTOK in Meridian, MS. While there, he honed his skills in tropical and severe weather, covering Tropical Storm Nate and the April 2018 tornadoes that rolled through downtown Meridian.
Finally finished with school, Damon was lucky enough to find his way back to the Northeast as the weekend meteorologist for WBNG in Binghamton, NY, in the spring of 2018. While there the last two years, he learned even more about winter weather and lake effect snow, covering several winter weather events. Coverage of one of these winter storms earned him the 2019 Outstanding Weathercast award from the New York State Broadcasters Association.
When he is not working, Damon enjoys hitting the gym, being outdoors to hike, snowboard, fish, or play sports. Damon also enjoys traveling, finding new music to create playlists, or proudly wearing black and gold while cheering on his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates.