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

Continued hot and humid with a passing storm possible

Typical summertime weather pattern this week

More hot and steamy weather through the holiday weekend

Continued hot and steamy with a few storms

More heavy rain and storms on the way for some areas

Hot and steamy with isolated storms

Heating up heading into the weekend

Temperatures and muggy conditions increase through the weekend

Warm but not humid through the afternoon

A shot of less humid air returns the next few days

Warm but not too muggy this weekend

Dry, quiet weather pattern the next several days

Sunshine returns along with a dry stretch of weather

Continued windy with some afternoon sun

Expect some downpours this morning with more high wind gusts

Rain and storms are headed to the Mid-South with Cristobal

Remnants of Cristobal impact the Mid-South today and tonight

A few evening storms and a hot weekend ahead

Storms will give way to sun and steamy weather this weekend

Warm and muggy with isolated storm chances

Hot and humid weather is back

Heat and humidity on the rise this week

A break from the muggy weather this weekend

Scattered storms this afternoon

More clouds, some sun and a few downpours

Warm and muggy pattern continues

Isolated storm chances this week

Hot and steamy holiday weekend

Heating up heading into Memorial Day weekend

Muggy weather returns late week