Wes Hohenstein provides central North Carolina with the latest forecast weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. His weather lore and antics in the “Weather Facts” promotion series you see online & on TV helped earn him an Emmy Award.
Wes joined the CBS North Carolina weather team in 2006, but it was an eighth-grade science project that started his broadcast meteorology career. Fortunately, there was no such thing as YouTube back then, so footage of that first weathercast is not available!
While getting his meteorology degree from Saint Louis University, Wes interned at the local NBC station which helped him get his very first TV job in Lafayette, Louisiana.
After a few years in the bayou, Wes moved to Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics. After some time out west, he moved back south to Houston where he covered everything from hurricanes to floods and even a white Christmas one year. Those events prepared Wes for the wild weather we often get in North Carolina.
Aside from providing a daily forecast, being an active part of the community is very important to Wes. Over the years he has visited hundreds of schools, sharing his weather knowledge and television stories with students. If you would like Wes to speak at your school, summer camp, church group or community organization, please e-mail him.
He is also active on CBS North Carolina’s “At Your Service” committee. It’s this committee that helped create the 3-Degree Guarantee program which helps raise money each month for a different charity based on how often the WNCN weather team gets the forecast right.
Wes holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval and has won an Associated Press award for best weathercast, in addition to an Emmy award.
Wes was born in Illinois, but grew up outside of St. Louis and therefore loves St. Louis Cardinals baseball and can occasionally be found on the golf course.
He is also a huge college basketball fan, but refuses to commit publicly to any Triangle team other than his Saint Louis University Billikens.
Wes and his family make their home in Wake County.
Feel free to drop Wes an email anytime at email@example.com.