Damon Matson is a native of the small town of Brockway, Pennsylvania, but he has family throughout western PA and other places he calls home. Growing up, he spent a lot of time in Pittsburgh where everyone in his family has attended various colleges and lived. The varying weather and seasons, from lake effect snow in the winter to severe weather and flash flooding in the summer, is what drew Damon to meteorology in his senior year of high school.
After graduating high school, Damon moved to California, PA where he spent the next four years at California University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor's degree in earth sciences majoring in meteorology with a concentration in communications. In 2015, he was selected and awarded the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, which allowed him to conduct research that summer at NWS New Orleans focusing on weather communication. During his time at Cal U Damon was also an active member of several clubs and organizations, including the Southwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the AMS/NWA, California University Television (CUTV), and as a brother of the Theta Xi fraternity.
Damon is currently attending Mississippi State University for his masters degree focusing on broadcast meteorology. When not covering the weather or in class, Damon enjoys travelling, being with family and friends, playing and watching sports, listening to music, and outdoor activities such as snowboarding, fishing, and hiking.