Matt Siegel is an American radio host and the host of the Matty in the Morning Show in Massachusetts on KISS 108. The show has a legacy in Boston and has been on the air since January 12, 1981. Matt has worked with a variety of co-hosts, including Bill Rossi, Lisa Lipps, and presently Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan. His first introduction to the spotlight came during high school. He auditioned to emcee the school talent show – a big step at the time for a quiet and reserved student. He got the gig and was told that he was a natural with the microphone. Years later, while student teaching at Oneonta University, a professor who was amused by his classes, directed him towards show business.
Matt Siegel Age
He was born on March 27, 1950 in Spring Valley, New York, United States.
Matt Siegel Wife
He is married to his wife, Maryann and the family lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Matt Siegel Children
He has 4 children, Alexandra, Lilly, and Chloe (who are twins), and Olivia. His daughter Alexandra Siegel has been featured in videos on Funny or Die, had a guest appearance on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth as well as HBO’s “Eastbound & Down”, and was featured in Taco Bell’s 2014 commercial, “Hello Father,” for their rolled chicken tacos.
Matt Siegel Career
His first job in radio was a daytime shift in Oneonta, New York, and then in 1972, he got a job with KWFM-FM in Tucson, Arizona – a radical underground progressive rock station. From there he worked as a freelance producer and commercial voice-over announcer at Warner Bros. Records. While vacationing in Boston in 1977, Siegel stumbled into a job opening with WBCN-FM. He filled in for Charles Laquidara, who had taken a leave of absence. After two months on the morning show, he was hired permanently as the midday host, where he stayed for 2½ years. There he created a spoof call-in show called “Dr. Matt’s Advice to the Love Lorn”, which in turn led to a job at WCVB-TV (Channel 5) hosting a show called “Five All Night Live”. This was followed by a national appearance on Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments with host Steve Allen. In the summer of 1980, Siegel was offered the morning spot with KISS 108 FM. Matty in the Morning.
He has been the host of KISS 108’s morning show since January 12, 1981. Matty in the Morning is KISS 108’s highest-rated show and it’s the leading FM Morning Show in Boston. According to Arbitron ratings, Siegel’s show consistently ranks #1 with women 18-49 for the past 20 years. The guests on the show include a variety of celebrities, including Oprah, Madonna, Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman, Celine Dion, Christopher Reeve, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Ted Danson, Cher, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael J. Fox, and Lenny Clarke amongst many others.
Matty in the Morning targets over 450,000 listeners per week and is consistently voted one of the nation’s top DJs by Billboard Magazine. Seigel achieved radio’s highest honor winning the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award as the Morning Show Personality of the Year-Major Market. The show’s staff feature a variety of characters and personalities in its current incarnation. On the show with Siegel are co-hosts Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan, producers Rebekah “Bex” Maroun, and Justin Aguirre, and assistant Dominick Famularo. The show from 2001 to 2009 was syndicated to various markets in New England and Upstate New York, but since 2010 are now only available in Boston. At approximately 9:20 AM on the Wednesday, May 19, 2021 broadcast, Siegel announced on air that his bosses had ordered him to stop discussing the news of Demi Levato announcing that they are non-binary and ended the broadcast abruptly with the words “Matty out.” WCVB5 confirmed later that day that Siegel would be returning to the show the following day. In 2018, he started producing and starring in a series of one-man shows called An Evening With Matty at Boston’s historic Wilbur Theatre. Since then, the show has sold out an unprecedented 12 consecutive times.
In 2017, director Hailey Millar created a short biographical documentary titled “My Life is Not a Show” which highlights Siegel’s work and personal life. As host of Matty In The Morning, Siegel won the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Personality of the Year (major market) in 2001 and 2009. In 2012, Siegel was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.
Matt Siegel Net Worth
Matt Siegel’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.