Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a two time Emmy award winning weekday meteorologist on WHNT News 19 This Morning. He brings 17 years of television experience to the table.

Ben is a certified broadcast meteorologist originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He says he's always been interested in weather from grade school, tracking snowstorms up the east coast and doing weather on the morning announcements in high school. After graduating high school, he attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where in 1996 he received a bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Geography.

Ben landed his first on-air job right out of college at WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC where he did weather for five years. While working at WNCT, he went back to school and received a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Ben has also worked in Chattanooga and Birmingham, where he worked at WIAT-42 from 2001-2003. Ben was the Chief Meteorologist at WSAV in Savannah, Georgia for four years. From there, he worked for WFTV in Orlando, Florida.

Ben has been involved in the direct landfalls of several hurricanes including Bertha, Bonnie, Dennis, Fran and Floyd in 1999. Along with the WNCT staff, he was honored to be awarded the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for continuous coverage of Hurricane Floyd.

Ben holds seals from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and also has the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal of approval as well. He also serves on the National Weather Association seal evaluation committee.

In his spare time, Ben watches sports (the N.Y. Jets & Virginia Cavaliers). He also enjoys working out, going to church, and the beach.

Recent Articles

  • Nice For Now…Strong To Severe Storms Possible Next Week

    Posted on: 11:03 am, April 23, 2014, by

    Here is a shot from Monte Sano just before lunch time. It’s a beautiful day as highs reach the lower...
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    Hydro
  • Quiet & Mild For Now

    Posted on: 4:06 am, April 23, 2014, by

    We are done with the rain for now. On average, the Tennessee Valley saw .25″ to .50″ on Tuesday. Right...
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  • Scattered Showers This Afternoon

    Posted on: 11:52 am, April 22, 2014, by

    The rain continues to fall this early afternoon. Most of it is in Marshall and Morgan Counties. Another thin line...
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    WaterVapor
  • Wet Tuesday

    Posted on: 4:03 am, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 08:18am, April 22, 2014

    Grab the umbrella before you head out this morning. Light rain dots the area with pockets of moderate precipitation in...
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  • Warm Air Here To Stay

    Posted on: 11:29 am, April 21, 2014, by

    After a pleasant Easter weekend, temperatures stay at or above normal this week. It’s a beautiful day in the Tennessee...
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  • Two Chances Of Rain This Week

    Posted on: 4:05 am, April 21, 2014, by

    After a pleasant Easter weekend, we have a few changes headed our way this week. Temperatures stay warm, but the...
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    Hydro
  • Pleasant Easter

    Posted on: 4:40 am, April 20, 2014, by

    We are in between systems in the Tennessee Valley. One upper low is to our east and moisture gathers across...
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    regional_sat2
  • Low Rain Chances Through Easter

    Posted on: 3:54 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 11:29am, April 17, 2014

    Temperatures are pleasant approaching noon. We are already in the lower 60s with some spots hitting 70° this afternoon. The...
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  • Milder Afternoon – Warmer Easter Weekend

    Posted on: 11:27 am, April 16, 2014, by

    It was a cold start this morning with a thick coating of frost on many windshields across the Tennessee Valley....
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    Guntersville
  • Frosty Wednesday

    Posted on: 4:05 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:11am, April 16, 2014

      Here is what you will encounter heading out the door this morning. This is the front of my pick-up...
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    Ben Smith's pick-up truck Wednesday Morning