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

Showers today, warm temperatures and a chance of mid-week storms

Warm temperatures and small rain chances

More sun with dry conditions this afternoon

Seasonal temperatures and small shower chance by the weekend

Rain likely heading into tonight

Windy and mild with rain/storms Saturday evening

Continued windy and warm

Sunshine and warmer weather return Thursday

Clouds linger with cooler temperatures Wednesday Morning

More storms on the way

Clouds linger with cooler temperatures this weekend

Scattered showers or storms tonight

Warmer weather with increasing rain chances late week

A couple shots for showers this weekend

Showers and storms taper off overnight

More clouds, mild temps and chances for showers or storms

Quiet night ahead, but storms possible Wednesday

First wave of rain tonight

More sunshine heading into the weekend

A nice stretch of sunshine through the weekend

Dry and mild afternoon ahead

Severe weather threat this evening & mostly dry for Super Tuesday

Isolated severe storms possible tonight

A few evening showers but a warmer weekend

Sun will give way to more clouds tonight

Windy and cold through the afternoon

More clouds and another small shower chance tonight

A few storms by late afternoon

Sunshine to start the weekend

Clouds slowly exit, more wind and cold