Gabe Ross

Gabe Ross


Wilmington, NC

Gabe Ross Joined the WECT team in 2015, working behind the scenes as the News Operations Manager. But he’s no stranger when it comes to weather forecasting.

A second-generation broadcaster and former Ohio Valley NATAS board member, Gabe worked as a reporter and weather forecaster close to home in Athens and Zanesville, Ohio; covering everything from snow and ice storms to tornadoes- In some cases, just weeks apart.

Following his time on air, Gabe returned to his alma mater, Ohio University, where he worked with undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, meteorology and sports.

Outside of work, you can find Gabe around town at the gym, the beach or working the independent wrestling scene.

You can contact Gabe via email at Or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


  • AP Award for Breaking News 2010 - Tornado Aftermath
  • Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award - Best Educational Series "Spaced out: A Cosmic Scene Undefeated in my Professional Wrestling career"


  • Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Video Production; Coralary in Journalism & Film

Recent Articles by Gabe

Hurricane Florence packed a punch in the Cape Fear, but it could have been worse

  First Alert Forecast: splash & dash showers, cooler temperatures by week’s end

  First Alert Forecast: slightly cooler with few storm chances; watching the tropics closely

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat and storm chances; watching the tropics hawkishly this weekend

  Drought designation virtually wiped out thanks to Hurricane Dorian

  Dorian and Florence: A tornado comparison

  Post-Dorian: watching the rivers in the Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: hot and sunny, with few cooling showers

  First Alert Forecast: hot and sunny weekend, post-Dorian

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian on-track to impact Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: Chances for showers to start the week, Dorian slowing toward northern Bahamas

  First Alert Forecast: shower chances Labor Day weekend, watching Dorian as it barrels toward Florida coast

  First Alert Forecast: Beautiful weather locally as Dorian churns up trouble in the Tropics

  First Alert Forecast: cooler and wetter trend continues, drier and warmer to start the week

  First Alert Forecast: cooler and wetter change for the weekend

  AG Coalition and major telecom companies announce unified plan to curb Robocalls

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances continue to start the new week

  First Alert Forecast: substantial rain expected for the weekend, area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico

  First Alert Forecast: hot, stormy pattern emerging

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat with few storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: ample heat, few storm chances

  NOAA revises numbers up for remainder of 2019 hurricane season

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances trend lower as temperatures turn up

Searching for planets among the stars

  First Alert Forecast: mainly dry for most, spot shower for few

  First Alert Forecast: warm and dry start to the new week

  First Alert Forecast: dry and comfortable for final July weekend

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave to break soon, rain and storm chances to pick up

  First Alert Forecast: sweltering heat continues, relief on the way

  First Alert Forecast: Dangerous heat index values through the weekend