Meteorologist Blake Smith joined the KAKE First Alert Weather team in December 2007.
Blake came to KAKE from Topeka, where he spent two years as the morning meteorologist for KTKA-TV. He also worked as a weekend meteorologist for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. Blake’s career started in 2002 as the morning meteorologist KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming.
Coming to Wichita was an easy decision. Blake is a native Kansan, with family just up the turnpike in Osage County. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in atmospheric science with journalism minor.
Blake has received the following honors:
2009 - Best Weathercast - 1st Place (Kansas Association of Broadcasters)
2009 - Best Morning Newscast - 1st Place (Kansas Association of Broadcasters)
2004 - Best Weatherperson - 1st Place (Wyoming Association of Broadcasters)
In his spare time, Blake enjoys traveling around the world. He’s spent time exploring the beautiful country of China and backpacking around Europe. When Blake’s not traveling, he enjoys running and playing with his Beagle "Nash". While working in Casper, Blake ran a marathon, though he prefers shorter distances these days.
In 2010, Blake chose a new career as a science teacher at Maize South High School. He teaches Earth Science, Meteorology, and Emerging Technologies. You can still catch Blake Sunday mornings on KAKE.