Growing up a Mid-Michigan native, Ben Holcomb experienced severe weather
in many forms from severe thunderstorms to blizzards and ice storms,
which sparked his interest in weather and storm chasing. At age 20, Ben
took interest in Amateur Radio (Callsign WX8BEN) and the Lansing, MI
Skywarn program. It wasn't until 2 years later in the fall of 2007 that
Ben would begin actively chasing storms and t
Five years, 85,000 miles and about 100 tornadoes later, Ben is still
chasing storms and has relocated from Lansing, Michigan to the middle of
tornado alley in Norman, Oklahoma where he works as an IT Systems
Administrator for a local weather company. His first tornado came on May
2nd, 2008 near Memphis in the town of Turrell, Arkansas.
has worked with numerous media outlets from local TV stations to
national news networks and had his storm video shown worldwide. He has
been featured on The Weather Channel and Fox News along with local NBC
affiliate WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids, MI.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys riding roller coasters, fishing, hockey and traveling.