Matt Brickman

Matt Brickman puts on makeup and points at numbers on WCCO This Morning, Monday through Friday. Growing up in New England, Matt actually prefers winter to summer so Minnesota is a great fit. Matt came to the Midwest to attend the University of Illinois and hasn’t left since. He still can’t figure out why people put ranch on everything.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
Alma Mater: University of Illinois

FAVORITES
Music: Weezer
Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
TV Show: Breaking Bad
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Food: Fried Chicken
Sport/Exercise: Golf
Vacation Spot: Tahiti

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Both (2 cats, 1 dog)
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, always coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast or West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek: The Next Generation
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

Matt Brickman puts on makeup and points at numbers on WCCO This Morning, Monday through Friday.

Growing up in New England, Matt actually prefers winter to summer so Minnesota is a great fit. Matt came to the Midwest to attend the University of Illinois and hasn’t left since. He still can’t figure out why people put ranch on everything.

When he isn’t forecasting the weather Matt is usually at home with his wife Kate, son Henry, and pets Hot Sauce, Crash & Gus. When he can get out of the house, Matt loves going to movies, playing golf and eating more pizza than he should.

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Tornado-Warned Storm Rolls Over Southwest Metro

After a round of showers and storms pass through Minnesota Tuesday morning, more severe weather is expected later in the evening.

07/25/2017

Severe Storms Track Across Minn. With More Expected Tonight

Strong storms packing a bunch of lightning are flaring up across western Minnesota Tuesday morning – with more severe storms expected in the late evening.

06/13/2017

After Destructive Storms Tuesday, More Expected Wednesday Afternoon

A day after western Wisconsin experienced heavy apparent tornado damage that killed one person, more severe storms are expected Wednesday afternoon.

05/17/2017

A Make-A-Wish Kid Reunion To Remember

This year marks WCCO’s fourth year participating in “Wishes In Flight,” our drive for airline miles benefiting Make-A-Wish Minnesota. In that time, you’ve helped us raise more than 30 million airline miles, and we’ve met a lot of great kids.

03/22/2017

15 Years On, Make-A-Wish Kid Is Now An Airline Pilot

As a kid in Minneapolis’s Nokomis neighborhood, Anthony Lickteig-Carter grew up with the sound of jets flying over his house.

03/22/2017

Vikki Shoots For The Moon, Lands Among The Stars Thanks To MAW

During our last Make-A-Wish miles drive we introduced you to Vikki. A 16 year old from Minneapolis who dreamed of going to Space Camp. Last summer, she got to go on her wish trip, so we caught up with her to hear all about it.

03/22/2017

Snowstorm Dodges Metro Area, Clobbers Southeast Minn.

The path of the winter storm shifted further south and has missed most of the Twin Cities, but parts of southern Minnesota and western Minnesota are waking up to some impressive snowfall totals.

02/24/2017

Significant Snowfall & Strong Winds To Hit Southern Minn. Overnight

After a breezy Thursday that will see temps in the low-40s, a significant winter storm is expected to hit southern Minnesota hard beginning overnight – affecting both the morning and evening commutes.

02/23/2017

Temps On The Rise After Bitterly Cold Weekend

After a weekend that included temperatures way south of zero degrees, the Twin Cities is expected to experience temperatures in the low-20s.

12/19/2016

Freezing Rain & Sleet Accompanies Morning Commute

Just in time for the Tuesday morning commute, there have been various reports of rain, sleet and wet snow around the south and southwest metro. And more is expected for the late afternoon commute.

11/22/2016

3 Reasons Why Our Warm November Weather Is Pretty Weird

It’s the beginning of November, but our seven-day forecast looks more like late summer. So, why is our warm November weather so odd?

11/03/2016

Northern Minnesota Sees Season’s First Snowfall

The first snowflakes of the season fell in Minnesota early on Friday morning. Cold air came in behind the front that brought an inch of rain to the Twin Cities on Thursday night.

10/07/2016

Impressive Rain Totals Across Minnesota; Reports Of Damage In Willmar

The weekend weather is going to be a welcome relief after what has been a muggy week and – after the last couple days – a soggy week. Impressive rain totals have been coming in since Wednesday, with the storm spreading its way across Minnesota.

08/11/2016

3-Day Stretch Of Excessive Heat & Humidity Arrives In Minnesota

Minnesotans are being advised to keep safe and cool as a three-day wave of excessive heat moves into the state Wednesday.

07/20/2016

Wishes In Flight: Gabe Recalls ‘Awesome’ Trip To Super Bowl 50

Last February, Gabe, a then 12-year-old with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, saw his wish come true. I had a chance to catch up with him after his trip to Super Bowl 50.

03/02/2016

A Dose Of Fall: Heavy Rain & Below-Average Temps Arrive In MN

After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.

08/18/2015

Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

Guest Pass: White Bear Lake’s Big Wood Brewery

Minnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.

03/26/2015

Guest Pass: The Pinnacle Climbing Wall At REI

When you have guests in town, there’s a good chance you’ll make a trip to the Mall of America. But in this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman is to taking us to another Bloomington spot, the Pinnacle Climbing Wall at REI.

03/19/2015

Guest Pass: Silverwood Park In St. Anthony

On a #Top10WxDay, we’ll all try to get outside. This week’s Guest Pass is to a place where you can do all of the above, Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony.

03/12/2015

Get Ready For A #Top10WxDay Tuesday!

Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.

03/09/2015

Guest Pass: Eden Prairie’s Historic Home Turned Coffee House

If the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn’t draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. “Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them,” Alex Schuster said.

03/05/2015

Snow Storm Moves Through Minn., Followed By High Winds

Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.

03/03/2015

Could We Finally See Major Snow Next Week?

It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.

02/27/2015

Accomplish MN: WCCO Helps Grant Gabe’s Make-A-Wish Dream

WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles to grant wishes of kids around the state for Make-A-Wish Minnesota, and we’re having a little fun in the process! WCCO is holding a #Race4Wishes around the Twin Cities. WCCO TV’s Kylie Bearse and WCCO Radio’s John Williams will compete against WCCO TV’s Matt Brickman and 12-year-old Gabe from Vadnais Heights is the other team.

02/25/2015

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