Wes is the Chief Meteorologist for WBRC FOX6 News. He joined WBRC in 2010 and prior to becoming Chief Meteorologist, served as Weekend Evening Meteorologist and Severe Weather Analyst.
Wes is from Tuscaloosa, so he’s no stranger to Alabama’s changing weather. Prior to WBRC, he served as Chief Meteorologist for seven years at WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa. Wes also served as an adjunct instructor of Broadcast Meteorology at the University of Alabama. Before WVUA, he served as a Chief Meteorologist for WTOK-TV in Meridian, MS. With over two decades of experience, Wes has covered some of the most significant severe weather events in Alabama’s history.
Wes will tell you that sharing his passion for weather is one thing he enjoys most. Throughout his career he’s visited schools and spoken to various organizations throughout the state. He’s also helped mentor many successful meteorologists in the weather business today. He recalls events like the Blizzard of 1993 and says such experiences while growing up in Alabama are the reason he’s a meteorologist today.
Wes holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal by the American Meteorological Society and the Seal of Approval by the National Weather Association. He’s also an active member of both organizations. As a member of the National Weather Association Seal Committee, Wes participates in evaluating meteorologists throughout the nation.
One of his proudest achievements is an honorary resolution from the State of Alabama for his severe weather coverage in West Alabama. He was also named best weather anchor by the Associated Press in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2015.
If you follow Wes on Facebook, you may catch him playing the guitar in his free time. He says his love from music comes from his mother Lynn Wyatt, who was a talented musician and singer. He also enjoys the great outdoors, gardening, and football Saturdays in the fall. His biggest announcement is the arrival of a new family member soon. He and his wife Nicole are preparing for the arrival of a baby boy this fall.
You can watch Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt on weekday evenings at 4,5,6,9, and 10 p.m. You can also hear his forecast on I-Heart Radio stations throughout West, Central, and East Alabama.