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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Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
Alma Mater: University of Illinois

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

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, sons Henry and Otis, 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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Storms Clearing Out, Heat Advisory Lifted

If you’re going to fireworks displays Wednesday night, you should stay dry in the immediate Twin Cities metro.


The Heat Is (Nearly) On

And it’s not expected to be a dry heat, either. WCCO’s Matt Brickman said that dewpoints are expected to be in the mid 60s.


After A Taste Of Spring, Summer Conditions Move In

The heat and humidity really start to fire up on Thursday, with highs nearing or topping 90 degrees through Saturday.


Spring Is Finally Here: Twin Cities Hits 60 Degrees For First Time This Year

Seven days after the biggest April snowstorm in Minnesota’s history, we’ve got our first 60 degree day of the year.


Snowfall Begins In Southern Minn., Twin Cities

The phrase “Third Winter” has been tossed about a lot, lately. It may be time to start considering the phrase “Fourth Winter.”


Record Low Temps Recorded Overnight; Friday Could Be Coldest April 6 In 145 Years

After finishing up our biggest April snowstorm in 34 years, record low temperatures have been recorded overnight in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Friday is looking to be the coldest April 6 in 145 years of weather records.


Winter-Like Weather Continues In Minnesota

A spring snowstorm has slowed the morning commute in the Twin Cities and has closed dozens of schools in southern Minnesota.


A Couple Rounds Of Snow To Start The Week

The first round of snow is mostly over, but another, heavier wave will hit the Twin Cities overnight.


Are Your Snow Shovels Bored? This Weekend May Change That

There is still a lot of variability in models, but it looks at is the heaviest snow band will set up over the Minnesota River Valley.


Make-A-Wish Kid Now A Doctor In The Hospital That Treated Her

Doctors diagnosed her with bone cancer more than 20 years ago, and now she’s back in the very place that saved her life.


Make-A-Wish: Ella Battled Cancer, Now She’s Headed To Paris

To help prepare 13-year-old Ella for her Make-A-Wish trip to the City of Light, WCCO thought a little crash course in the ways of the French would be helpful.


Winter Storm Brings Impressive Snowfall Totals To Central Minn.

Monday’s snowstorm brought impressive snowfall totals across central Minnesota where up to a foot of snow or more was recorded.


Rounds Of Snow Expected This Weekend, Monday

After a cold day Friday, the temperatures are expected to warm up a bit over the weekend – but rounds of snow are on the way.


WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Winter ‘Staycation’ In Minnesota

While many of us are quick to head for warmer temperatures this time of year, the solace we’re looking for may only be a short car ride away.


Dangerous Driving & Canceled Flights Remain After Monday’s Winter Storm

Many roads are still in rough shape after the winter storm blasted Minnesota Monday, and travel is not advised in south central Minnesota.


Light Snow Could Make Tuesday’s Evening Commute A Bit Messy

Light snow is expected in the metro just in time for the evening commute, but with it being as cold as it is, it could certainly still make a mess of the roads.


Wet, Wintry Mix Could Make For Messy Commute

A wintry mix headed toward the metro area could make the morning commute a bit dicey.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.