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

  • Warm & Dry Now – Wet Later This Week

    Posted on: 11:35 am, September 30, 2014, by

    The fog has finally mixed out of the region! The sky is now mostly sunny across most of the north...
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    MonteSano
  • Foggy Start – Dry & Warm Tuesday

    Posted on: 3:59 am, September 30, 2014, by

    Today is the last day of September. You wouldn’t know it with these warm temperatures. We hit 89° in Huntsville...
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    fog
  • Partial Sunshine This Afternoon

    Posted on: 10:45 am, September 29, 2014, by

    Only a few light sprinkles fell this morning. Those are now across northwest Georgia. Expect some sun this afternoon with...
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    downtown
  • Sprinkles/Drizzle This Morning

    Posted on: 4:06 am, September 29, 2014, by

    I hope everyone had a great weekend! We didn’t see much rain Sunday. Officially we had a trace at Huntsville...
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    Armour
  • Moisture Coming Back

    Posted on: 4:01 am, September 26, 2014, by

    I know it’s the weekend and several folks will be outside. It won’t rain the whole time, but be aware...
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    Hydro
  • Dry For Now – Weekend Changes!

    Posted on: 4:10 am, September 25, 2014, by

    Things look good across the Tennessee Valley this morning. There is a little patchy fog in spots. Expect a dry...
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    Hydro
  • Another Winner!

    Posted on: 8:19 am, September 24, 2014, by

    Expect another beautiful afternoon in the Tennessee Valley. Just a few puffy clouds float by today. Expect highs in the...
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    downtown
  • More Gorgeous Weather

    Posted on: 3:46 am, September 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:23am, September 23, 2014

    Today is the first full day of fall! It came in at 9:29pm Monday evening. Temperatures were even cooler this...
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    Lake Guntersville at 11:20am
  • Beautiful Afternoon

    Posted on: 11:20 am, September 22, 2014, by

    It’s gorgeous outside and our nice weather is here to stay. Here is a view from Monte Sano around 11am....
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    what to expect
  • Drier Air Takes Over

    Posted on: 4:06 am, September 22, 2014, by

    This week looks cooler and drier in the Tennessee Valley. The water vapor image shows black and orange moving south!...
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    WaterVapor