Ben Luna

Managing Meteorologist & Vice President of Operations

Ben’s love of weather and broadcasting goes back to his childhood when he would watch Nashville and Huntsville television meteorologists present daily forecasts and stay glued to the TV during severe weather coverage.  This put the idea of one day becoming a meteorologist in his mind at an early age.

This idea was cemented as destiny when on April 16, 1998, Tennessee’s first F-5 tornado touched down just miles from his house. Ben said that the events of that day and watching the community rally to help those affected by the historic twister confirmed what his one-day career would be.

Ben has been employed at WLX Radio since he was 15 where he currently serves as station’s general manager.  He credits radio station owner Roger Wright as a major influence in his career and example of community dedication.  This led him to purse volunteering in a host of organizations including the American Red Cross, New Prospect Fire Department, Box 50 Responder Services Unit, and the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg.

A 2004 graduate of Lawrence County High School, Ben attended University of Tennessee Southern before being accepted into the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program.  He has also been a part of meteorology programs from both Penn State University and Harvard University.

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He is married to Sarah, a counselor at Lawrence County High School, and resides in Lawrenceburg. They are members of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church and have a cat named Bob.

 

He was awarded Lawrence County, TN’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2020 for his role in constructing a dual polarimetric doppler radar in Lawrenceburg and his leadership position in the Lawrence County volunteer and faith communities.