Chief Meteorologist Ken Weathers joined WATE 6 in 2006.
Birthplace/Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
Education: B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences/Specialization in Weather Forecasting from the University Of North Carolina-Asheville
Ken is recognized by the American Meteorological Society as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and is recognized by the National Weather Association for earning its Seal of Approval for meteorological competency and clear delivery of weather information.
Previous Media Experience:
The Weather Channel – 2002-2006
Freelance Meteorologist in Raleigh, and Winston-Salem, N.C. and Knoxville – 2000-2002
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1997-2000
WATE-TV – 2006 – present; 1992-1997. Weathers became Chief Meteorologist in 2022.
Soccer, golf, gardening/yard work
What You Enjoy About Local News:
Getting to meet the wonderful people of East Tennessee
Media Awards and Honors:
Member of The American Meteorological Society with a Broadcasting Seal Of Approval
Humanitarian Award from the Governor of Oklahoma for coverage of the May 3, 1999 tornado super-outbreak.