Dr. Matthew Sitkowski
Science Editor-in-Chief The Weather Channel
Dr. Matthew Sitkowski is the Science Editor-in-Chief at The Weather Channel. He oversees scientific content across multiple on-air and digital platforms, including Pattrn, The Weather Channel’s climate unit. He is an Emmy-winning member of the Immersive Mixed Reality production team and is a producer for Weather Geeks, a weekly podcast that discusses weather, risk communication, and climate policy. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has published several peer-reviewed articles with an emphasis on hurricane intensity and structure changes. In August of 2011, he flew aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft into the eye of Hurricane Irene.
While earning a BS in Meteorology at Florida State University and an MS in Meteorology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, he worked at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL, and the Honolulu Forecast Office/Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, HI. In 2019, he was a finalist for National Weatherperson of the Year.