Dec 18, 2009 5:03 PM
Originally from the Klein area northwest of Houston, Matt Terhune was destined to become a meteorologist. Hurricane Alicia hit Houston in 1983 and accented his interest in hurricanes. "The eye of the hurricane came directly over my house. We went out for a few minutes to survey the damage in the sunshine. A few minutes later, we went back inside, just before the backside roared through."
Matt headed to Texas A&M Unversity-College Station to pursue a degree in meteorology. Four months before college graduation, Matt began his first job in Waco at ABC affiliate KXXV as a weekend weatherman. Upon graduation in May 1999, Matt moved to Waco and transitioned to full-time as the morning meteorologist.
Two years later, Matt moved to the Coastal Bend, and he began his career at KRIS Communications as the morning/noon meteorologist. Matt was on the air during big weather stories like the Del Mar West Campus and Driscoll Middle School tornadoes in October 2002, Hurricane Claudette in July 2003, the Christmas 2004 snowstorm, the September 2010 record high Oso Creek flash flood, and the 2011 ice shower.
Matt enjoys working in his yard, fixing up his house, and spending playtime with his two children.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University-College Station and is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He received the Caller-Times Best of the Best Reader's Choice award for local meteorologist in 2005. Matt has also lectured broadcast meteorology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.