Ben Terry

Ben Terry

Meteorologist

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 nearly 15 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi. He then came to KPLC in 2011 to join the morning team on 7News Sunrise which has now expanded to FOX 29 with the morning news. 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, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana and the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, founding a local support group for those coping with the diseases. 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 served as past president of the Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the AMS/NWA and looks forward to attending the National Weather Association's annual meeting each fall. Ben is a resident of Lake Charles.

Education:

  • Mississippi State University

Recent Articles by Ben

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain ending early; warmer through the day ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers on the way today; more rain tonight and Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Frosty start; next storm system on the way with showers Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter has finally returned for now; more rain later in the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers return Saturday, then turning much colder into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another foggy morning; front brings a few showers by afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another foggy start but without the rain today

EF-2 tornado confirmed from Saturday near Krotz Springs in St. Landry Parish

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fog lingers most of the day, although fewer showers in the forecast

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain into the afternoon; fog set to arrive by early evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Back on the cooler side for now; stormy start to the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice start to week ends on a stormy note closer to the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain finally exits; sunny weather for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another round of heavier rain returning later today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry to ring in the New Year ahead of a heavy rain threat Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly end to 2019; rain returning later in the week

  STORMY END TO THE WEEKEND: Cold front brings storms and chilly temperatures Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Active track of weather ahead through the start of 2020

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer today ahead of weekend rain chances

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer through Christmas but rain holds off until the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Big warm-up ahead this week to ring in Christmas

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coat weather returns after an abrupt transition back to winter

  TIMELINE: Severe weather threat increases for Southwest Louisiana through the afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather possible today; cold front returns the chill by Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Much warmer weekend ahead; storms on track for early next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A frosty morning for some ahead of sunshine returning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Finally some sun returns to help break the chill today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Blustery and colder today as rain lingers into the evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong cold front brings a big chill by tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thick morning fog ahead of a much warmer afternoon