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 cool with some clouds

A few showers overnight and cool weekend temperatures

Sunshine will give way to clouds by evening

Passing showers and cooler today

Temperatures will vary across the Mid-South today

Warm start to the work week

Morning sunshine with showers or storms by evening

Another round of storms arrive Friday night

  Severe threat moves out, First Alert Weather Day over

Rain and storms through late evening

Unseasonably warm today with storms on the way tomorrow

More sunshine heading into Easter Sunday

More sunshine heading into Easter weekend

Freezing temperatures expected tonight

Clouds move out by evening

Off and on showers or storms through tonight

Rain and a few severe storms end late

Plenty of sunshine today but more rain Saturday

Severe threat lower this afternoon

  Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms with wind or a few tornadoes possible

Warm today but severe storms possible Thursday

Rain and wind this morning

Severe storms possible through early evening

Severe storms possible Wednesday

Rain and storms expected late Sunday night

Unseasonably mild weekend ahead

Continued cloudy and mild

Windy with more clouds

Passing clouds and continued mild

Dry weather pattern will continue into this week