Wes Hohenstein (Journalist)

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Wes Hohenstein is the trusted source for central North Carolina’s weather forecasts, delivering the latest updates on weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6, and 11 p.m. Notably, Wes’s unique weather insights and entertaining “Weather Facts” promotion series, both online and on TV, earned him a well-deserved Emmy Award.

Wes’s journey with the CBS North Carolina weather team began in 2006, but his meteorological passion was ignited during an eighth-grade science project. Regrettably, this was in the pre-YouTube era, so there are no surviving recordings of his inaugural weathercast.

During his pursuit of a meteorology degree from Saint Louis University, Wes gained valuable experience by interning at a local NBC station, which ultimately paved the way for his first television job in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Wes’s meteorological career took him to various parts of the country. He spent time in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics before returning south to Houston. There, he covered a spectrum of weather events, from hurricanes to floods, and even witnessed a rare white Christmas. These experiences prepared him for the unpredictable weather often encountered in North Carolina.

Beyond his daily forecasting duties, Wes is deeply committed to community engagement. He has visited countless schools, sharing his weather expertise and television experiences with students. If you’re interested in having Wes speak at your school, summer camp, church group, or community organization, you can reach out to him via email.

Wes is also actively involved in CBS North Carolina’s “At Your Service” committee. This committee played a pivotal role in establishing the 3-Degree Guarantee program, which raises funds monthly for various charities based on the accuracy of the WNCN weather team’s forecasts.

Wes proudly holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval and has earned accolades such as the Associated Press award for best weathercast, along with his well-deserved Emmy Award.

Born in Illinois and raised outside of St. Louis, Wes has a deep love for St. Louis Cardinals baseball and occasionally enjoys a round of golf. He’s also a passionate college basketball fan, with an allegiance to his Saint Louis University Billikens.

Wes, along with his family, calls Wake County home. If you have any questions or want to get in touch, you can reach out to him via email at wes@wncn.com. Wes Hohenstein is not just a meteorologist; he’s a dedicated community member and a source of reliable weather information for central North Carolina.

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