Blake Smith



Blake has worked at KAKE since 2008, but his career has taken him across the country.  Before coming to KAKE, Blake spent two years as the morning meteorologist for KTKA-TV in Topeka.  He has also worked for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York, as well as KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming,

While Blake misses the 100 inches of snow in Upstate New York, and the antelope of Wyoming, he loves being back home with the challenges of forecasting Kansas' severe weather. 

He graduated from the University of Arizona (the other Wildcats) with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and a Journalism minor.  In his spare time, Blake enjoys running and playing with his Beagle mix "Winston".  He also loves traveling the world.  Blake has gone backpacking across China and Europe.

In 2010, Blake chose a new career as a science teacher at Maize South High School.  He has received a Horizon Award, an honor for the top 1st year teachers in Kansas.  Blake has also been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Blake has received the following broadcast honors:

2009 - Best Weathercast - 1st Place (Kansas Association of Broadcasters)

2009 - Best Morning Newscast - 1st Blake (Kansas Association of Broadcasters)

2004 - Best Weatherperson - 1st Place (Wyoming Association of Broadcasters)