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

More storms than normal expected this hurricane season, according to Colorado State forecaster

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Front moving through this morning; much cooler tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers returning today; severe threat tonight stays across north Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny day ahead; tracking a few showers by Saturday evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More weather to enjoy as the sunshine returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Near record warmth day with plenty of sunshine ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and windy day ahead; near record heat later this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Less rain this week as temperatures begin to surge

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning showers with storms on the way by this afternoon ahead of a cool front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances returning as we near the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and muggy but with fewer showers and storms today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and muggy with scattered thunderstorms around today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A look at the forecast for the new workweek ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and humid weekend ahead with rain chances staying low

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and breezy today as some sun returns at times

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thick fog early gives way to a warm but drier day ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More scattered showers and a few storms today; warm temperatures continue

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Ending the dry streak today with a much warmer week ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather possible during the morning and afternoon; stay weather aware

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A foggy start for some with storm chances increasing Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances return this week; severe weather possible Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer weekend ahead; tracking storms next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pleasant weather continues; warmer weekend ahead

  MARDI GRAS FORECAST: Beautiful afternoon as temperatures climb quickly

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front brings rain today; weather improving for Mardi Gras

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: We finally get sunshine today, but freezing temperatures ahead tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy and colder today; parades looking better through Mardi Gras

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances decrease through the day as temperatures drop

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another warm and muggy day but a cold front is on the way tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns much of the week; big drop in temperatures by mid-week