Colorado #MCM – Matt Makens
#MCM, or #ManCrushMonday, MUST be celebrated. Especially here in Colorado, where the men are amazing for various reasons. They could be good looking, make a difference in the world, have a sparkling personality, or even rock a killer man bun (or all of the above) - it doesn't matter. Colorado guys are the best.
So I've decided to publish a weekly post featuring my Colorado #MCM - starting with none other than dog lover, Broncos fan, Colorado native, and Colorado's favorite meteorologist...Matt Makens!
Matt grew up in Castle Rock and graduated from Douglas County High School, followed by earning his degree in atmospheric science at the University of Kansas. During his college career, he taught an introductory class, published research on Rocky Mountain thunderstorm initiation, landed his first job in television, and dabbled in air pollution and wind energy.
Before joining the 7NEWS team in 2010, Matt's career made stops in Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita, and Orlando.
A 5-time Emmy winning weather anchor, Matt was also awarded Best Denver Weathercaster from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and has AP honors. He's the 12th in the country to earn the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation by the American Meteorological Society and holds a seal of approval from the National Weather Association. (Now he can add "winner of Mollie Kendrick's Colorado #MCM" to his growing collection of awards.)
Now, just when you thought Matt's amazingness stopped at intelligence, drive, and winning awards (just kidding - you knew it didn't stop there!), he loves helping people with kidney disease and related illnesses as a member of the Board of Directors for the Denver chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. Aww!
Oh, and the pink elephant in the room: Matt's prrrrrrretty good lookin', too!
Send your fan mail and love letters to your/my Colorado #MCM, Matt Makens, via Twitter @MattMakens247Wx. (Matt loves pictures of gorgeous Colorado sunsets, too, so you should probably send him those instead of creepy love letters. He's probably NOT single, anyway, so chill!)