Ben Terry

Ben Terry has been the morning and midday meteorologist at KPLC since 2011. A 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University's on-campus Broadcast Meteorologist program, Ben began his broadcast career over a decade ago in Jackson, Mississippi, where he produced and broadcast local weather to over 30 affiliated TV stations at a weather network each day, gaining valuable on-air experience right out of college. He then came to KPLC in the spring of 2011 to join the morning team on 7News Sunrise. When not on-air or forecasting the weather for Southwest Louisiana, Ben involves himself with numerous charitable organizations throughout Southwest Louisiana including the Ad and Press Club, American Cancer Society, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America just to name a few. Ben also enjoys visiting local schools to get young students interested in the sciences and meeting folks in the community by volunteering to emcee numerous charitable events across Southwest Louisiana during his off time. Over the years Ben has been a part of significant upgrades to the weather technology at KPLC with the addition of the Skycam network and latest WSI weather system, keeping Southwest Louisiana up to date with the latest and greatest forecasting and storm tracking technology. Keeping the residents of Southwest Louisiana safe from threatening weather is Ben's main mission, and the resources and technology available at KPLC make that possible with all of the social media platforms and mobile apps available for alerting the public. An active member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, Ben currently serves as president of the Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the AMS/NWA and recently gave an oral presentation at the 2016 American Meteorological Society's national convention in New Orleans. Ben is a resident of Lake Charles, where he enjoys downtown life and attends Trinity Baptist Church where he volunteers weekly on the media services team.

Recent Articles by Ben

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More drizzle and clouds but finally a bit warmer today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warming up ahead of rain chances returning; stormy Saturday ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mardi Gras weather much improved but keep a heavy coat

  A few sleet pellets this afternoon ahead of a light freeze tonight; protect your plants

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter continues a couple more days; beautiful Mardi Gras

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy doldrums continue; storms round out the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog early; scattered showers and slightly cooler air returning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms take a break this morning as temperatures warm up

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Persistent wet pattern continues; turning much colder ahead of Mardi Gras

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense morning fog ahead of a big warm-up today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms to start the day; warmer Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning fog as rain quickly exits only to return Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy most of the day; warmer for some, cooler for others

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pattern set for several days of rain in a row this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain coming to an end before noon, temperatures up and down

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning fog with rain increasing late tonight ahead of front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Old man winter visits through Saturday; rain again next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Last of warmest air through Sunday as front arrives late this afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Near record warmth ahead of tomorrow’s cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense morning fog; warm with a shower possible today