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

  • Record Lows In Huntsville & The Shoals

    Posted on: 7:41 am, July 30, 2014, by

    Temperatures dropped quickly this morning from the lower 60s to the middle 50s. We tied the record in Huntsville at...
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  • New Record Low In Huntsville

    Posted on: 3:16 am, July 30, 2014, by , updated on: 05:08am, July 30, 2014

    As of 3am, the temperature at Huntsville International dropped to 59°. At 5am, we dropped to 57°!  That is a...
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  • Fall-Like In July

    Posted on: 11:33 am, July 29, 2014, by

    It’s a pleasant Tuesday in the Tennessee Valley with temperatures in the middle 70s around lunch time. Here is a...
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  • “Two Months Behind”

    Posted on: 3:53 am, July 29, 2014, by

    Today is July 29. We are forecasting 80° this afternoon with a low of 58° Wednesday morning. That is near...
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  • More Dry Air Ahead

    Posted on: 3:49 am, July 28, 2014, by

    It was a steamy weekend in the Tennessee Valley with highs Saturday and Sunday in the lower to middle 90s....
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  • 1:30am Update: Storms Moving Through

    Posted on: 1:42 am, July 28, 2014, by

    1:30am Radar Image Showers and storms move from north to south across the Tennessee Valley this morning. Expect locally heavy...
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  • Up & Down Temperatures/Rain Chances

    Posted on: 3:55 am, July 25, 2014, by

    The next seven days tells the story of just how crazy this summer is! Here is a list of what’s...
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  • Drier Air Moves In

    Posted on: 4:02 am, July 24, 2014, by

    After a round of heavy rain Wednesday, things are calmer this morning. A cold front moves through today bringing some...
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    Black - Drier Air At Middle Levels
  • Rain Chances Increasing

    Posted on: 4:01 am, July 23, 2014, by

    What a crazy summer this has been. We’ve only gotten to 90° or hotter twenty times. Fifty-two days into meteorological...
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  • A Few Showers Around Today

    Posted on: 11:06 am, July 22, 2014, by

    Things are awful cloudy in parts of the Tennessee Valley with some sun for others. Only a few showers fall...
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