Portland’s KOIN Adds Meteorologist

By Andrew Gauthier 

Oregon Media Central

Meteorologist Matt Brode will start as KOIN‘s morning weather anchor March 1, sources at Channel 6 tell OMC. Currently the AM met at Tucson NBC affiliate KVOA, Brode has also forecasted in West Palm Beach, Florida. So we asked him, is he ready for cold and rainy Portland?

We skipped over his three years in Duluth, Minnesota at KDLH, he reminds us. “Blinding blizzards, lake-effect snow and 40-below air temperatures (without the wind chill). So, yes, Im ready for the ‘cold,'” he says.

Brode was also at WPBF in West Palm Beach in 2005, “the most active Hurricane season on record in the Atlantic Basin,” he tells us. “I forecasted Katrina, Rita and Wilma, to name a few.” And don’t let Tucson’s 300 days of sunshine fool you: “We have a very active monsoon during the summer months,” he says. More…