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

More clouds and fog through tonight

Periods of rain through tonight

Off and on showers the next couple of days

Sunshine will give way to clouds and rain chances by mid-week

Fall temperatures heading into the weekend

Fall cold front on the way

Cold front heading our way

Rain chances are low most of the week

Small rain chance through mid-week

Another warm day ahead but some weekend showers possible

Another hot afternoon ahead

Another hot day ahead

More sunshine and hot weather today

Sunshine and hot weather to start the week

A nice break from the steamy air heading into the holiday weekend

Rain chances and humidity going down for Labor Day weekend

Rain chances go down late week

Off and on showers or storms through late week

Off and on showers or storms through the afternoon

Another chance of storms this weekend

More downpours and a few severe storms Friday

Remnants of Laura could clip parts of the Mid-South

Hot start to the week

Isolated showers or storms through evening

Sun with passing clouds this afternoon

Small rain chances ahead through Saturday

A stray shower but not too muggy

Hot but not as humid the next few days

Hot and humid weekend ahead

More isolated showers or storms through the afternoon