Matt Kirkwood Biography
Matt Kirkwood is an American meteorologist and television personality. As of now, Kirkwood is serving as a weather forecaster ( weekday meteorologist) at WOOD-TV NBC affiliate, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the United States of America. Matt’s first official job in the business was at WPBM-TV | WTOM-TV based in Traverse City (from 1996 to 1998)– first on weekends and then the weekday morning show.
Matt Kirkwood Age: Birthday
How Old Is Matt Kirkwood? Kirkwood was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. However, despite being a public profile figure, Kirkwood has kept details regarding his birth, and date of birth away from the public spotlight. Though, looking at Matt’s appearance, he may be in his late quinquagenarian.
Matt Kirkwood Height: Measurements
How Tall Is Kirkwood? Matt is a man of above-average stature. Kirkwood stands at an average estimated height of 5 feet 10 inches ( approx. 178 cm)
Matt Kirkwood Family: Parents And Siblings
Concerning his family; parents and siblings, Matt has managed to keep his personal life close to his heart and away from the limelight, thus he has not revealed any details about his parents and whether he has siblings or not.
Matt Kirkwood Wife
Is Matt Kirkwood Married? Matt is married to his lovely and wonderful wife Jenniffer Kirkwood. Kirkwood together with his wife Jennifer has been blessed with fraternal twins named Richard Kahnoski and Logan Kirkwood.
Matt Kirkwood Education
Kirkwood graduated from Creston High School in Grand Rapids. Prior to beginning his meteorologist career, Matt had various jobs, including delivering papers for the Grand Rapids Press, camel rides at John Ball Zoo; Ryder truck rentals, and working at the Meijer warehouse.
These jobs enabled him to pay for college classes that extended from Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and eventually Central Michigan University, where Kirkwood obtained his meteorology degree.
Matt Kirkwood Meteorologist: WOOD-TV
Where Has Matt Been? A native of Grand Rapids, Matt’s fascination with the weather was sparked as a young child who was afraid of thunderstorms. Kirkwood was acutely aware of when there would be storms in the area as he religiously watched the 2 weather legends; Bill Steffen and Craig James of West Michigan. Never did Matt think he would be lucky enough to work with them.
Kirkwood had 2 internships: one with the National Weather Service office in Muskegon and the other at WNEM-TV in Saginaw when he decided to pursue a career in broadcasting. Kirkwood’s 1st job in the business was at WPBN-TV/WTOM-TV in Traverse City, Michigan ( from 1996 to 1998). Now with Storm Team 8, you can find Kirkwood on “News 8 Daybreak” as well as “News 8 at Noon” on weekdays.
Various activities keep Kirkwood busy in his downtime such as weightlifting and golfing as well as helping with his kids’ various sports activities.
Matt Twitter: Instagram
Kirkwood is popular on social media platforms considerably on Instagram, and Twitter but you can also find him on Facebook. Matt’s official Instagram page is @kirkwoodwx8 which has over 200 followers and his Twitter page is @mattewkirkwood.
Matt Salary And Net Worth
Kirkwood receives a salary of between $ 40,000 to $201,000 per year which is way more than most average employees. As of 2022, Matt has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Kirkwood makes quite a decent fortune from her journalism career.