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

  • Slim Chance of Rain Ahead

    Posted on: 3:49 pm, September 15, 2014, by

    I know it looks gloomy outside with cloud cover, but not much rain falls over the next couple of days....
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    Very Low Rain Totals
  • Showers Around – Cooler Weekend

    Posted on: 3:52 am, September 12, 2014, by

    We wake up to areas of light rain in the Tennessee Valley. Expect a chance of showers at anytime today....
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  • Rain & Storms Today – Cooler Weekend

    Posted on: 3:58 am, September 11, 2014, by

    A few showers pop up in the Tennessee Valley this morning. The heavier storms are just to our north. As...
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  • Rain Then Cooler Air

    Posted on: 4:12 am, September 10, 2014, by

    We are in a transition period in the Tennessee Valley. A hot and humid airmass gives way to a cooler...
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  • Rain On the Horizon – Cooler Weekend

    Posted on: 3:57 am, September 9, 2014, by

    This will be the last stretch of hot air for a long time in the Tennessee Valley. Today and tomorrow...
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  • Countdown To the Cool Down!

    Posted on: 11:33 am, September 8, 2014, by

    It won’t be much longer until we can go outside with sweating to death! Fall-like temperatures arrive across the Tennessee...
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  • Fall-Like Air Not Far Away!

    Posted on: 4:00 am, September 8, 2014, by

    I think many of us have been waiting patiently for a taste of fall in the Tennessee Valley. Well, cooler...
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  • Higher Rain Chances Ahead

    Posted on: 4:05 am, September 5, 2014, by

    We didn’t see much Thursday afternoon. A few showers popped up over south Huntsville and Jackson County. Today the chance...
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    Rain Chances
  • More Locally Heavy Rain

    Posted on: 3:59 am, September 4, 2014, by

    This pattern won’t go away anytime soon. Some locations saw almost three inches of rain on Wednesday, while others didn’t...
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    Rain Totals Through Next Week
  • Unsettled Pattern

    Posted on: 3:55 am, September 3, 2014, by

    Today through the weekend, showers and storms pop up across the Tennessee Valley. We’ll have a series of disturbances impacting...
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