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

  • 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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  • Rain For Some – Dry For Others / Tropical Depression #2

    Posted on: 4:05 am, July 22, 2014, by

    Like Monday, some of us get wet, others won’t. There is an upper level low just to our south. That...
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  • Heavy Storms East This Morning

    Posted on: 3:42 am, July 21, 2014, by , updated on: 07:55am, July 21, 2014

    Rain chances today won’t be that high the further west you are today. The best chance of getting will be...
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  • Rain Settles In

    Posted on: 3:21 am, July 18, 2014, by , updated on: 09:24am, July 18, 2014

    Say, “good-bye” to sunny weather and record low temperatures for now. Light rain moves from west to east across the...
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    Hydro
  • Beautiful Forecast

    Posted on: 3:26 am, July 16, 2014, by , updated on: 09:46am, July 16, 2014

    Cooler and drier air settles into the Tennessee Valley this morning. We started in the 50s and 60s opposed to...
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  • Cooler Air Takes Over

    Posted on: 11:08 am, July 15, 2014, by

    Temperatures are 10-15 degrees cooler compared this time yesterday. The rain is almost gone. At 11am, showers move through Marshall...
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    It was 89° this time yesterday in Huntsville.
  • Cooler Air Moving In

    Posted on: 4:26 am, July 15, 2014, by , updated on: 08:36am, July 15, 2014

    After hot temperatures a few showers in the Tennessee Valley Monday, our weather pattern shifts this week. Look for below...
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  • Stormy Weather Ahead – Turning Cooler

    Posted on: 3:52 am, July 14, 2014, by , updated on: 03:53am, July 14, 2014

    Heavy storms move into the Tennessee Valley late this afternoon through Tuesday. There is a chance of severe weather including...
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