Matt Devitt

Professional Experience

2016 – Present: Meteorologist, WINK News. Previously worked at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga., 2012-2016. Started career with KTEN-TV and KHOG-TV in Tornado Alley, 2010-2012.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

“In addition to being a weather nerd, I like keeping in shape, going to the beach and pool, golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. I’m a big sports guy too! My favorite teams are the the Rockets, Astros, Texans, and of course Penn State football!”


Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The amazing weather! You can enjoy the beach pretty much any time of the year!”


Melbourne, Fla.

Random Facts

“I played violin for over 10 years. In fact, my instrument was from 1863. Also, I get told I look like Ben Affleck all the time!”


Know your Zone: Storm surge is the deadliest part of a storm, not wind

Systems like Tropical Storm Laura in the tropics can bring storm surge, which is salt water from the Gulf of Mexico that is pushed...

Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, study finds

A large plume of Saharan dust from Africa, over 2,000 miles wide, is surging across the Caribbean Sea. It'll push into the Gulf of...

Drought officially over in Southwest Florida due to recent heavy rain

Months of drier than normal conditions, leading to fires in April and May, are now officially over in Southwest Florida. The US Drought Monitor...

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in the Gulf, earliest 3rd named Atlantic storm on record

Tuesday morning Tropical Depression #3 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal, the 3rd earliest named storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record...

Tropical Storm Cristobal possible in the Gulf of Mexico this week

Monday is the official start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season and already odds are increasing for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico...

Rain, storms ahead for Mother’s Day; drought relief in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida needs rain as we continue to battle a moderate to even severe drought as of May 7. But rejoice, help is on...

Gulf of Mexico much warmer than average, reaches 86 degrees along Florida Coast

Due to plenty of sunshine, fewer shots of cold air, and record heat during the winter and spring, our water temperatures in the Gulf...

Tropical Depression in Gulf becomes Tropical Storm Olga, will soak Louisiana and Southeast

The Weather Authority team is tracking an area of low pressure in the Gulf that Friday evening was upgraded from Tropical Depression #17 to...

Short-lived tropical depression or storm possible in the Gulf

The Weather Authority team is tracking an area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche Thursday morning trying to get better organized. As early...

Tropical Storm Nestor expected to form, impact Florida this weekend

A tropical disturbance is trying to get better organized in the SW Gulf. In fact, satellite estimates already have wind near tropical storm-force. If...

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