Ben Terry comes to KPLC from Jackson, Mississippi, where he completed a 5 year tour at WeatherVision Inc., a TV weather syndication company that produces daily weather forecasts for stations across the U.S. While at WeatherVision, Ben gained valuable forecasting experience, which he is happy to put to use for SW Louisiana.
Ben graduated from Mississippi State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience with emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology, as well as a minor in Communication.
Ben was born and raised in Kosciusko, MS so he is already familiar with the various types of weather we get here in the south. He was a senior at MSU in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina and got to experience the devastating effects it had on his home state firsthand. Another notable weather event Ben will never forget was covering the April 24, 2010 EF3 tornado that devastated Yazoo City.
Some of Ben's favorite things about Lake Charles are the food, the hospitality, and getting to know the great people! Ben is an outdoors guy. He likes to travel and he likes to watch Mississippi State sports. You might catch him at the Lakeshore on a sunny afternoon when he's not at work. Ben also volunteers his time for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (ccfa.org). Ben is also active in his local church, Trinity Baptist in Lake Charles.