Ben Beddoes grew up just outside of Richmond, Virginia. The record 2005 hurricane season got Ben fascinated in the weather. Along with a passion for weather, a passion for maps helped Ben determine that he wanted to be a meteorologist. Ben graduated from Virginia Tech in May of 2019 with a bachelor’s in meteorology and a minor in geography. Ben was a member of Virginia Tech’s running club and was head of social media for Hokie Weather Watch, Virginia Tech’s student run weather organization. Ben joined the WHIZ Storm Team immediately after graduating. You can catch Ben off-air going for a run and rooting for his Hokies and sports teams from the DC area. You can catch him on-air at 6, 7, and 11 weekday nights.