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: Freeze Warning in effect tonight; rain returns Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer days ahead will make for great weather through the upcoming weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another beautiful day; chilliest nights come to an end after tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Our sunny stretch continues with a couple more nights in the 40s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly mornings ahead to start the week along with lots of sunshine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another warm and sunny day ahead; next cold front on the way by Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pleasant weather returns with a few more sunny days ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Veterans Day front brings cooler temperatures tonight; Eta finally on the move in the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and muggy through Veterans Day but lower humidity is on the way; Eta stationary in the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and muggy weather continues through Veterans Day with little to no rain this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fantastic Friday weather with only slim rain chances this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Our perfection November weather continues; rain chances stay very low through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny weather ahead with a gradual warm-up and possibility of some rain by this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Election Day starting off very cold but much warmer by afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly through Election Day before a big warm-up by the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wonderful weather through the Halloween weekend; chilly through Election Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The big chill is here behind a front that is accelerating Zeta quickly off the East Coast today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Zeta strengthens in the Gulf as it approaches SE Louisiana; strong cold front on the way for us as we dodge impacts

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Zeta heads into the Gulf today as a strong cold front moves closer to SW Louisiana

  Zeta to become a hurricane as it enters the Gulf Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking Zeta as it heads toward the Gulf; cooler weather on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms today with a slightly cooler but drier Saturday ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Isolated showers return during the afternoon; cooler air on the way next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm weather for a few more days as the cold front could stall next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm pattern continues for now; big cooldown on the way next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and muggy week ahead that could also bring some showers at times

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: North winds blowing in cooler temperatures this morning; very nice weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm sun today but a front on the way tonight brings a big dip in temperatures Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny day ahead; another cold front on the way Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Better days ahead this week with low humidity and cooler temperatures