Spencer Denton

Spencer Denton

Meteorologist

Memphis, TN

Spencer Denton is no stranger to forecasting weather in the Mid-South. His started his career at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, which is a sister station of WMC Action News 5. Spencer came to Memphis from WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama where he was the chief meteorologist. Prior to that, he worked at the CBS station in Huntsville as a weekend and morning meteorologist.

During his time in the Tennessee Valley, Spencer had the opportunity to use the first dual polarization radar designed for broadcasting. All National Weather Service radars now use this technology to provide more accurate warnings.

Before moving to Alabama in 2006, Spencer worked at WSMV in Nashville where he was nominated for an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Rita. Spencer has covered everything from major tornado outbreaks to big snow storms across the south.

Spencer obtained the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and he is a member of the National Weather Association. He was named best weathercaster in the state by the Alabama Associated Press in 2013.

Spencer has a master's degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. While at MSU, Spencer was ranked the No. 1 forecaster in a forecasting contest including students and professors from meteorology schools across the nation.

Spencer enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter and visiting the zoo, Grizzlies games and the Redbirds. He is also a huge college basketball and football fan and even plays league basketball in his free time.

Meteorologist Spencer Denton can be seen on Action News 5 weekdays at noon, 3:30 and 4 p.m.


Recent Articles by Spencer

Sunshine returns today

Showers slowly ending

Warmer this afternoon, storms Monday morning

Cool this morning but warmer by afternoon

  Cold front will bring storms Monday morning

Lots sunshine this afternoon

Windy with decreasing clouds today

Rain and colder air on the way

A chilly start this morning but warmer by afternoon

Clouds slowly move out by late afternoon/evening

  Breakdown: Why burn bans are issued

Windy and less humid for your Friday

One more record-breaking hot day

Record heat likely again today

Near record highs again today

September will end as it started...HOT!

Unseasonably hot heading into the weekend

Clouds for some, showers/storms for others

Muggy and hot weather returns soon

Less humid today

Chance of a shower or downpour today

  Breakdown: Why September could be one of the driest on record

A hot weekend ahead

A few lucky spots may get an afternoon downpour

Another unseasonably hot day ahead

Near record-breaking heat again today

More unseasonably hot and dry weather this week

  Breakdown: History of Shelby County tornadoes

Continued hot heading into the weekend

Continued hot, not quite as humid today