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

Breezy and cold through tonight

Rain and a few storms on the way

Rain still expected by Sunday night

Sunshine will give way to late weekend rain

Sun returns for the end of the week

Showers move in this evening

Clouds, a little sun and late week showers

Chilly with off and on clouds

Clouds return with a few flurries tonight in spots

Colder air arrives tonight and sticks around through the weekend

Another cold front on the way late week

Flurries or snow showers by morning

More clouds, cold air and a small chance of snow

Clouds and cold air linger into the weekend

Rain slowly ends tonight but it stays cold

Cold rain arrives tonight into Thursday

Above average temperatures to end the weekend

Cold but sunny for your Christmas Day

Arctic blast sticks around through Christmas Day

Scattered showers later today

More sunshine with late day clouds

Rain will slowly move out tonight

Rain on the way Saturday

Sunshine and slightly warmer to end the week

Continued cold with a few flurries overnight

A wintry mix expected overnight

Another round of rain on the way Sunday

Rain tonight and another round late weekend

A cold front on the way this weekend