Ron Childers

Chief Meteorologist Ron Childers can be seen on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. A native Memphian and second generation Mexican-American, Ron's broadcasting career began in Memphis radio in the early 1980s at WRVR, then onto WMC FM 100. In 1989, Ron moved from radio to television as a marketing and promotion producer and part-time weathercaster for WMC Action News 5. In the mid-90s, Ron pursued weather full time and went on to get his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Ron's 20 plus years of forecasting experience have included working through some of the most memorable storms to move through the Mid-South. In 2000, Ron was awarded an Emmy for coverage of a winter storm that blanketed the area with snow. In 2005, Ron was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy nomination for Best Weathercast. And in 2010, Ron was again nominated for an Emmy for his weekly weather web chat on Ron is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the prestigious AMS Seal of Approval. He is also a member of the National Weather Association, as well as the local chapter of the AMS/NWA Memphis. Throughout the year, Ron speaks to numerous schools, clubs, and civic groups. He serves as emcee and auctioneer for various fund raisers and he also volunteers his time with several charitable organizations. In 2011, Ron was awarded the Humanitarian of The Year Award from Diversity Memphis for his civic and charitable work in the community. Ron is married to WMC Action News 5 reporter and news anchor Joyce Peterson.

Recent Articles by Ron

A few strong storms tonight and a FIRST ALERT for Saturday


Soggy end to the week and a stormy start to the weekend

Tracking more rain and a threat for severe storms

More heavy rain returns to the Mid-South

More rain and another FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Rain continues overnight with more to come

Torrential rain across the Mid-South this week

A cold start to the weekend

Another soggy pattern taking shape

Dry for now, but more rain to come

More rain tonight and falling temperatures tomorrow

Another cold night but a southwest flow brings change

Rain moves out as temperatures plummet

More rain followed by a drastic drop in temperature

Rain chances increase as temps prepare to dip

Tracking warm temps & the next chance of rain

Breakdown: Why the polar vortex created ice quakes

Warmer weekend and tracking rain next week

Warmer temps bring an increase in rain chances