About UsMeet the NewsChannel 5 Team


Ron Howes

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jul 09, 2014

Viewers rely on NewsChannel 5 for the most accurate weather forecasting, and the most advanced weather technology. Ron Howes delivers both, every night on NewsChannel 5 at 6:00 and 10:00. He has earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.

You might be interested to know that all this high-tech expertise got it's start when Ron was in the seventh grade. His science class spent two weeks studying the weather - and Ron was hooked. That interest led Ron to Indiana State, where he majored in Physics and served as an instructor.

His first experience in television meteorology came at WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana. He studied hard, and was quickly admitted to The American Meteorological Society as a meteorologist. As a result, he was named chief meteorologist at WOTV in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ron joined our team in 1980, continuing NewsChannel 5's ongoing commitment to superior weather reporting. At NewsChannel 5, Ron utilizes his knowledge with the Mid-South's most state-of-the-art equipment. He conceived the idea of the NewsChannel 5 Skycam. Now, the camera mounted atop the state's tallest building is a signature for NewsChannel 5, and an important tool for Ron's weather reports.

Away from work, Ron and his wife Cindy keep track of their four children. In his spare time, Ron stays in touch with the world. He spends hours talking on his ham radio to people from dozens of countries. He's also a master woodworker, who loves taking on major projects. He even made his daughter's entire bedroom suite.