A Grand Rapids native, Matt Kirkwood, '96, earned his meteorology degree at Central Michigan University - where his minor was geography.
During his time at CMU, he did two internships - one with the National Weather Service office in Muskegon (decommissioned) and the other at WNEM TV5 in Saginaw. These experiences inspired him to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Matt's first professional job was at WPBN/WTOM in Traverse City. Now with Storm Team 8 on WOOD TV8 out of Grand Rapids, he anchors the noon show weather, provides radio reports for area stations and updates weather products at woodtv.com.