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: Another foggy night ahead after a few light showers exit by early evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Watch for more fog tonight with only a slim chance of rain through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quickly turning cooler this evening; cloudy and warmer again Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A couple showers late tonight; sunshine quickly back for Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Above freezing tonight as clouds move in after midnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hang in there, just one more night of freezing temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A couple more hard freezes the next couple of nights before a big weekend thaw

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more round of wintry weather possible Thursday

  FIRST ALERT: Winter storm in progress now through Monday ahead of the deep freeze

  FIRST ALERT: Crippling ice storm begins arriving Sunday night, then turning harshly colder

  FIRST ALERT: Winter storm set to move into SWLA with impacts beginning Sunday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain Friday; bracing for extreme cold and wintry weather ahead

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weather whiplash ahead as temperatures nosedive on Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds return Monday along with warmer temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine for Sunday; warmer start next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Additional scattered showers remain in the forecast through Saturday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers tonight ahead of a cold front; much colder Friday with a few showers returning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warmer and windy Thursday ahead with showers by evening; colder again on Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly start to the week but with lots of sunshine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers on the way tonight; sunny and blustery Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Colder tonight with some frost possible overnight; sunny Friday ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A bit colder tonight; more sunshine through Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers return Monday ahead of a cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy evening will lead to showers overnight into Sunday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy with areas of fog developing tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, rainy evening and overnight ahead with mild temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy with fog rolling into tonight; showers return Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold again tonight, but a big warm-up on the way next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice end to the weekend; rain holds off a few more days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool through the weekend; rain holds off until next week