Wes Peery is the weekend evening meteorologist at 41Action News.
He is from Columbia, Mo. and joined the weather team in August 2020.
As a youngster, he used to be extremely afraid of the weather. His older brother liked to exacerbate the situation by playing thunder and lightning noises in their room as he tried to fall asleep at night. He grew tired of being afraid of the weather and wanted to learn as much about it as possible. As soon as he turned sixteen and got his first car, he began to chase tornadoes all over the state of Missouri.
Wes attended Mississippi State University and earned a B.S. in Professional Meteorology with an emphasis in broadcasting.
In his free time, Wes enjoys playing lacrosse, the drums, grilling/smoking, and spending time with his dogs Smokey and Piper.
His first job was in Springfield, Mo. at KOLR10 where he was a weekend meteorologist and digital content producer for three years.
He then spent two years as a weekend and digital meteorologist at 11Alive in Atlanta.
He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
"I'm thrilled to be living back in my home state where I can deliver an accurate and actionable forecast to you!"