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Ben Tanner

CBM and NWA certified Meteorologist Ben Tanner has been forecasting the weather at WIS since October, 1998.

Ben's interest in weather started in 1979 when Hurricane David hit Savannah. It was in 1989 while tracking Hugo in college that Tanner decided to pursue a degree in Meteorology.  He received his undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from UGA and a Masters in Meteorology from MSU.

Before arriving in Columbia, Ben spent two years in a similar position with WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi. Tanner's passion and professionalism have been recognized, as he holds both the American Meteorological Society's Television Seal of Approval and National Weather Association's Seal of Approval. He is also a member of both organizations and a certified storm spotter.

Ben keeps busy working in and around his house, enjoying the great outdoors and relaxing with his wife Dr. Andrea and children Kati and Benjamin.

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