Owner & Managing Meteorologist
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 worked at WLX Radio in Lawrenceburg for just over 21 years. In his time there he held a number of roles including serving as the station's general manager for several years. 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.
He is married to Sarah, a counselor at Lawrence County High School. They reside in Lawrenceburg and have a cat named Bob. Ben also serves as pastor of Fall River and Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Churches.
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.