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

  First Alert Forecast: Mainly dry and Sunny Father’s Day

  First Alert Forecast: Picture-perfect Father’s Day weekend in store

  First Alert forecast: Rain chances to make dent in drought

  First Alert forecast: Weekend rain chances to make dent in drought

  First Alert Forecast: Rain chances, temperatures to grow through week’s end

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures seasonably warm for first week of June

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures trending slightly cooler to kick off June

Active watches and warnings in the Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: Near record high temps as Memorial Day approaches

  First Alert Forecast: Memorial Day weekend temps one of the hottest on record

  NOAA: ‘near average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season likely for 2019

  Astronaut reflects on 29 years of Hubble imagery and discovery

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat and humidity continue

  First Alert Forecast: Summery temps in store this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: temps trending summery for week’s end

  Want to be a trained weather spotter? Here’s how to do it, for free

First Alert Forecast: risk of showers and storms for Mother’s Day

First Alert Forecast: mild, with some chances for rain for Mother’s Day weekend

  Replica of Christopher Columbus’ ‘Nao Santa Maria’ docked at Port City Marina for tours

First Alert Forecast: Chance of storms Sunday, drier and less humid to start the work week

First Alert Forecast: humidity, pop-up storm chances this weekend

  NC Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn to wrap this weekend

First Alert Forecast: sunny weather continues; unsettled weather ahead

First Alert Forecast: sunny and warm as April draws to a close

First Alert Forecast: settled, seasonable for final April weekend

  Carolina Cup taking place this weekend at Wrightsville Beach

First Alert Forecast: Easter Weekend to feature cooler temperatures, lower rain chances

First Alert Forecast: mild and unsettled Sunday with storms possible

First Alert Forecast: mild and unsettled weekend with risk of storms possible

Fun for the family: Statewide “star party” in Carolina Beach Friday night