Bringing you the latest forecast as the Weather Authority Meteorologist, Ben Lang graces the screens during the 11 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. weekday newscasts for Alabama News Network. While born in Seattle, Washington, he moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee, at the tender age of 4, where he spent his formative years.
Earning his degree in Geosciences with a focus on Professional Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University, Ben’s passion for weather sparked early in life. He recalls being captivated by local meteorologists on TV and attentively following severe weather coverage. This fascination led him to pursue a career in broadcast meteorology, and his time at Mississippi State provided the perfect platform for his aspirations. During college, Ben also interned at WMC-5 in Memphis during the summer of 2015, further cementing his dedication to the field.
Beyond the weather realm, Ben finds joy in the world of sports. He actively participated in Ultimate Frisbee for the club team during his four-year tenure at Mississippi State, relishing the competitive spirit and traveling across the southeast for tournaments. During his college summers, he continued his love for Ultimate Frisbee, playing for the club team in Memphis.
A true sports enthusiast, Ben remains a devoted follower of his hometown teams, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Memphis Grizzlies. Apart from sports, he embraces a healthy lifestyle, with a keen interest in weight training and fitness. He adopted this lifestyle before his senior year of college, aiming to achieve peak physical shape for his final year of college ultimate.
With a genuine passion for weather and a love for sports, Ben Lang combines his interests seamlessly as he delivers accurate and insightful forecasts to the viewers of Alabama News Network. His dedication to meteorology and commitment to staying fit reflects his dynamic personality, making him a valued member of the news team and a trusted weather authority for the community.