Matt Ernst is a Texas Tech alumnus, with a degree in broadcast journalism, atmospheric science minor. He holds the broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.
Matt has gained first-hand knowledge of South Plains weather as a trained storm spotter. He's covered just about every kind of weather here, from tornadoes and massive hail to dust storms, extreme heat, ice storms, blizzards and plenty of beautiful, sunny days. Matt has also covered some of the biggest news stories in Lubbock over the past 16 years. He joined the FOX34 team in 2006.
Matt is a member of Young Professionals of Lubbock, the Texas Tech Alumni Association and National Weather Association. He serves as a board member and past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock; and as member of the National Weather Service's local chapter of the Storm Ready program. He's volunteered for the Lubbock Area United Way for several years and served as chair of its Loaned Executive division during the 2019 fundraising campaign.
He's a member of the 2016 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Twenty Under Forty class. And a 2017 graduate of the Chamber's Leadership Lubbock program.
Matt is a fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism.
He is a life-long Texan, previously living in San Antonio and neighboring town La Vernia. His wife Taylor is an assistant collections manager at the Museum of Texas Tech. They've rescued two pets, cat Maeby and dog Harry.