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

  • Clouds – Showers – Colder Air

    Posted on: 3:41 am, October 31, 2014, by

    A weak disturbance moves through this morning bringing light rain and cooler temperatures to the Tennessee Valley. Don’t expect much...
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  • Cooler Air Through the Weekend

    Posted on: 3:48 am, October 30, 2014, by

    Up and down temperatures and rainfall dominated our October. Now we settle into a dry and cool pattern in the...
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  • Rain Exits the Area

    Posted on: 8:41 am, October 29, 2014, by

    Rain moves out of the Tennessee Valley this morning. Clouds hold on around 8:30am-9am, but a sunny sky takes over...
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  • Much Needed Rain On the Way

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

    We haven’t had measurable rain in Huntsville since October 16th. That’s about to change as a cold front moves in...
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  • Up & Down Temperatures/Rain Chances

    Posted on: 11:08 am, October 27, 2014, by

    You know when highs reach the lower to middle 80s in late October changes are coming! They are! First, it’s...
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  • Foggy Start – Warm Monday

    Posted on: 4:04 am, October 27, 2014, by

    Take your time heading to work or school this morning. Fog is very dense especially in low-lying areas. Most communities...
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  • Warming Trend Ahead

    Posted on: 4:11 am, October 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:14am, October 23, 2014

    High and mid-level clouds stream in this late morning into the early afternoon. Don’t worry about rainfall. None is in...
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  • Dry Air Here To Stay

    Posted on: 4:17 am, October 22, 2014, by

    We started October on the soggy side, now we can’t buy a raindrop! All the rain this morning is over...
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  • Cooler Air Around the Corner

    Posted on: 4:15 am, October 21, 2014, by

    Our pleasant and dry pattern continues. The southeast view is very quiet this morning. Expect a mostly sunny sky today...
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  • No Rain….Dry Pattern Continues

    Posted on: 3:59 am, October 20, 2014, by

    I hope you enjoyed the weekend. High temperatures today and Tuesday reach the lower 70s under a partly cloudy. Right...
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