Matt Breland joined Spectrum News 1 as a meteorologist in Jan. 2021, following a year as a meteorologist and digital producer at WTVY/WRGX, the CBS and NBC affiliates based in Dothan, Alabama, and serving the tri-state region known as the Wiregrass. 

Before that, he was the weekend meteorologist at the Alabama News Network, where he also produced radio broadcasts and wrote, produced, and reported his own feature called the “Golden Apple Awards,” which recognized teachers in the coverage area.

Matt is a native of Sumrall, Mississippi, where his parents, brother and grandmother all live, and a graduate of Mississippi State University. He launched his career while still in school, producing and anchoring weekend weathercasts at WVUA, across the border in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

A self-described social butterfly, Matt enjoys making new friends, working out and supporting local businesses. He is a “big fan” of Cherokee Park and Baxter Avenue and has appreciated the warm welcome he’s received in the Bluegrass State.