Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt is Southwest Florida's #1 Most Trusted Meteorologist, keeping our viewers safe during Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Ian in 2022. He is a Florida native with extensive experience across the state through all types of weather, including tracking tornadoes with WINK Live Doppler 3X.

Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Meteorology in 2010. He then soon began his professional career in Tornado Alley with KTEN-TV. After forecasting in Arkansas and Georgia for several years, he joined WINK News in his home state in 2016.

Matt heads the THE WEATHER AUTHORITY department and mentors our team of meteorologists and interns from across the country. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. In addition to hurricane and school talks, he is an active member of the community, especially with the American Cancer Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Matt wanted to be a meteorologist since he was 7 years old and says he's grateful he gets to do what he loves every day. He is supported by his wife Elizabeth and new son Jack! In their free time, they love traveling, going to the beach, keeping in shape, and spending time together as a family.

Matt's goal will always be to look out for his viewers the same way he looks out for his own family. No hype, just the facts will always be his calm approach if any storms decide to come Southwest Florida's way. Trust Matt and WINK News to guide you through it all.

Not a UFO: High altitude balloon seen floating over SWFL

WINK News received numerous reports of a possible UFO floating through the skies of Southwest Florida, so we looked into it and learned that it was not an alien spacecraft. Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt confirmed that the mysterious object was a balloon belonging to the company World View, floating at 65,000 feet in the stratosphere. […]