Matt Leach Biography
Matt Leach is an award-winning Chief Meteorologist for WPTA-TV/ABC21 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Tech. In addition, he’s a member of the National Weather Association. Previously, he was a Weekend Meteorologist and Weekday Reporter for ABC21.
Matt Leach Age
He is 31 years old. He was born on May 6, 1991, in the Northwest, United States.
Matt Leach Height
He is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Matt Leach Nationality
Leach is American.
Matt Leach Education
He graduated from Purdue University in 2020 with a Master of Science – MS in Communication.
Matt Leach Parents
Matt was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. When he was 21 years old, he came out to his dad and told him that he was gay.
He said; “When I was 21 and living at home between semesters at college, I nervously approached my dad and asked him if we could go to a nearby beach to walk around.
“During the car ride there I proceeded to tell him something I had only told one other person (a friend): I am gay. I grew up in a very religious home and knew this subject would likely not be a welcome one, but it was time we talked about it.
“My dad’s first words back were, “Well, that explains why you were so bad at sports growing up!” And then on a more serious note followed that up with, “I love you no matter what.”
“My dad is the kind of father any kid would be lucky to have, especially a gay kid. All across the country LGBT youth are shunned, kicked out of homes, and driven to suicide because of the rejection and lack of support from not only friends but most importantly their own flesh and blood,” he added.
Matt Leach Husband
He is openly gay and married to his spouse Logan since 2015.
Matt Leach ABC 21
Matt is a Chief Meteorologist for Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio’s Weather Authority, ABC21. He’s also a member of the National Weather Association. His first forecasting gig began in mid-2009, where he provided detailed video and written forecasts in his hometown on the Kitsap Peninsula of western Washington State for one of the region’s largest newspaper publications.
In 2013, Matt was hired by Microsoft to write weather explainers for over 60 weather terms that now populated MSN’s “Weather 101” site.
In 2014, Matt became Fort Wayne’s newest weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for ABC21. He produced creative stories in various counties across the area as part of ABC21’s “Life’s Better Here” series and could be found going live at fairs and festivals throughout the region.
In 2016, Matt was promoted to the position of Chief Meteorologist where he currently presents the weather at 5, 5:30, 6 & 11 pm. He can also be found leading team coverage live on television and social media when the weather turns severe.
Matt has won several awards, including two Emmys, Outstanding Weather Operation from the Associated Press, Favorite Local Television Personality from the Fort Wayne Newspapers’ Reader’s Choice Awards, and Best Weathercast from the Indiana Broadcaster’s Association.
In April 2021, Matt and a team of producers put together a 30-minute special weather presentation for kids that aired on ABC in the summer of 2020. It went on to win an Emmy and Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Innovation.
From growing up in the Pacific Northwest to living in Southern Africa for a couple of years, Matt has experienced wild temperature swings. He has seen the thermometer rise well over 110 degrees and fall below minus 40 degrees with wind chills surpassing 50 below.
When Matt isn’t busy chasing storms and severe weather, he enjoys reading a good Stephen King novel, walking his dog, Gunther, and most importantly doing anything that gives him the opportunity to be with his best friend and spouse since 2015, Logan.
Matt Leach Salary and Net Worth
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