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

  • Well Advertised Heat Arrives Today

    Posted on: 3:52 am, August 20, 2014, by

    We hit 91° on Tuesday in Huntsville. That will be a Sunday school picnic compared to the high heat we...
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  • Hottest Air Since 2012 On the Way

    Posted on: 4:24 am, August 19, 2014, by

    This summer overall has been a cooler one. We’ve only seen 95° once in Huntsville. That happened on August 7....
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    850 temperatures
  • More Storms This Afternoon

    Posted on: 10:22 am, August 18, 2014, by

    Round one of storms is now tapering off. Only a few showers are left in Jackson and DeKalb Counties as...
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  • Stormy Monday – Hot Late Week

    Posted on: 7:51 am, August 18, 2014, by

    It has been an active Monday morning in the Tennessee Valley. Heavy thunderstorms move from east to west across the...
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  • Nice Afternoon

    Posted on: 11:33 am, August 15, 2014, by

    It’s pleasant outside. Warm temperatures and low humidity hold on for a little while longer. Highs today reach the upper...
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    Guntersville
  • Things Are Changing!

    Posted on: 3:59 am, August 15, 2014, by

    Drier and less humid weather doesn’t last much longer in the Tennessee Valley. Though no rain is expected today or...
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    Through Monday Morning
  • Dry Air Holds On

    Posted on: 4:03 am, August 14, 2014, by

    It’s another cool start in the Tennessee Valley. Several spots are in the 50s this morning. A light jacket is...
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  • Gorgeous Forecast

    Posted on: 11:43 am, August 13, 2014, by

    You couldn’t ask for a better forecast for mid-August in the Tennessee Valley. Cooler and drier air has taken over...
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  • Less Humid Air Arrives

    Posted on: 3:24 am, August 13, 2014, by

    It’s very pleasant outside. Drier and less humid returns to the Tennessee Valley. You’ll notice a BIG difference in the...
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    Much Cooler Compared To Yesterday
  • Slim Risk Of A Shower

    Posted on: 11:06 am, August 12, 2014, by

    Drier air filters into the Tennessee Valley. You can see it on the water vapor image (black). Dewpoints drop quickly...
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    Black = Dry Air