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

Big change in the weather heading into the weekend

More clouds, more rain and a cold blast on the way

Windy and warm with isolated showers or storm through evening

Up and down temperatures and more rain chances

More rain chances this week

Windy with severe storms by Saturday morning

Strong cold front arrives late week

Warmer days ahead along with late week storms

A more active weather pattern by late week

Cold night ahead!

Breezy and colder to start the weekend

More rain through tonight

Chilly but dry to start 2020

Chilly but dry heading into the new year

Cooler and drier air heading into the new year

Rain could be heavy at times Sunday

Gradual warming trend heading into Christmas week

Dry and cool weather pattern the next few days

Dry and cool weather pattern ahead

More scattered showers or storms this afternoon

More clouds and a few showers

Off and on clouds with increasing rain chances ahead

A quiet and cool weather pattern the rest of the week

Wintry mix/snow slowly ends this afternoon

  Wintry mix possible Tuesday for parts of the Mid-South

Slightly warmer but more clouds on the way

Cold start Tuesday

Isolated showers or storms Saturday

Tracking Rain & Storms to end November

More clouds and chilly temperatures