Brett Benson


Brett Benson is Fox 13's weeknight meteorologist. You can catch him at five and nine Monday-Friday.

Brett grew up in Park City, Utah and attended BYU where he played football during what he calls "the Detmer years." His wife grew up in Utah as well (she is a University of Utah fan, but Brett is working on that) and they jumped at the chance to move back home after living in the beautiful cities of Portland, Oregon and Madison, Wisconsin for about five years.

Brett graduated in Broadcast Journalism from BYU and holds the Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University and holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. In addition to his "traditional schooling" he worked five years for Weather Central, one of the largest Broadcast Meteorology vendors in the world (they program and build the computer systems that television meteorologists use.)

Regarding his return to his home state, Brett commented, "We're so happy to be back in Utah. One of the things that is exciting about coming back is teaching our kids to ski. When we lived in Madison the 'big' ski resort boasted 700 feet of vertical (I believe that is about the same vertical measurement as Chickadee at Snowbird!)"

Brett's first TV job was at Park City Television where he was an anchor, camera operator, editor, sales rep, general manager…you name it. During his time there he met/interviewed many legends in the skiing/snowsports and the independent film industries.

Recent Articles

  • Temperature, Humidity and Dewpoint

    Posted on: 2:49 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 03:14pm, April 7, 2014

    In a previous Weather Wonders we discussed how temperature differences create pressure gradients, which creates wind. At all levels, these...
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  • An introduction to the Coriolis Effect

    Posted on: 2:42 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    It’s a major factor in meteorology and the world’s ocean currents and it’s all because of the fact the Earth...
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  • Weather Wonders: Different ‘levels’ of wind

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    After a series of Weather Wonders that focused on how global winds develop to move heat around the planet, this...
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  • Weather Wonders: Why we have weather

    Posted on: 6:00 am, February 24, 2014, by

    FOX 13 News Chief Meteorologist Brett Benson explains why we have weather.
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  • Weather Wonders: Climate data for Salt Lake City

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, January 26, 2014, by and

    In this week’s edition of Weather Wonders, Chief Meteorologist Brett Benson takes a look at climate records in Salt Lake...
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  • Icy roads slow travel on Utah roadways Thursday

    Posted on: 7:43 am, December 19, 2013, by , and , updated on: 09:40pm, December 19, 2013

    SALT LAKE CITY — Freezing rain and snow created rough driving conditions for commuters Thursday. A downed power line forced...
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  • Impending storm to miss Utah

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, November 11, 2013, by

    It’s another close miss. A huge storm is developing in the East Pacific. Clouds stretch along the west coast from parts...
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  • A change in the pattern (Weather Wonders).

    Posted on: 1:32 pm, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 03:13pm, October 1, 2013

    For a good portion of the summer moist air moved from south to north in the state of Utah providing...
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  • Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Forecast (Weather Wonders)

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, September 2, 2013, by , updated on: 03:23pm, September 2, 2013

    An update of the Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Forecast. It has been an unusually quiet Atlantic Hurricane season so far…but...
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  • Weather Wonders: Relative Humidity

    Posted on: 2:32 pm, August 7, 2013, by

    This weather wonder talks about one of the most misunderstood weather words…relative humidity. RH is not so much a measure...
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  • Middle of nowhere

    Posted on: 2:37 pm, July 27, 2012, by

    So the British PM thinks we live in the middle of nowhere…I’m OK with that…how many moose do you think...
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  • Utah’s mountains in summer

    Posted on: 3:10 pm, July 25, 2012, by

    I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to not enjoying Utah’s mountains in the summer. We have been...
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