Ken South is a native of the Magnolia State—born in Houston, MS and raised in Natchez. Ken earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology from Jackson State University, while also assisting in research at the Stennis Space Center. Ken’s experience also includes time at the National Weather Service, where his main responsibilities included recording forecasts for NOAA Weather Radio, assisting in radiosonde observations, and helping create river stage forecasts.
Ken began his broadcasting career in the fall of 1990 at WXVT in Greenville as weekday reporter and weekend meteorologist—eventually rising to serve as Chief Meteorologist. After a year at WVTM in Columbus, GA, Ken returned to Mississippi as the weekend meteorologist for WJTV News Channel 12. Ken joined the News Channel 12 morning team in January 2001. Ken was awarded Best Weathercast in Mississippi by the Associated Press in both 2001 and 2010.
Ken currently lives in Fondren, MS and loves gardening and canning (he even has a garden at the station). He also plays tennis and volunteers with ARF of MS. He has one rescue dog from ARF, one from CARA, one adopted stray and a senior cat. Ken is also a member of the board of The Center Players Community Theatre in Madison and was involved in raising money and awareness for MS HeARTS Against AIDS from 2002 to 2011.