Chief Meteorologist Ed Buckner came to THV 11 in 1996. He anchors the 5:00, 6:00, 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts, Monday through Friday. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University, and has been awarded seals of approval from the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society. On March 1, 1997, Ed became the first local meteorologist to ever use live radar to track a tornado live on Arkansas television. He has shared his experience of using Live View Radar to track tornadoes through presentations at various conferences and seminars throughout the United States.
Ed devotes a lot of time volunteering for charities like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and various civic groups.
In 2007, Ed shared his story about living with Tourette Syndrome. He visits schools statewide to teach acceptance and understanding of the disorder.
He also visits schools all over Arkansas with his Weather "ED"ucation tour.
Ed enjoys music and being with family. His hobbies include playing guitar and writing songs in his home studio. He has several CD's of original music including a CD of Weather Songs for kids. Ed's most favorite thing to do is to hang out at home with his family which includes his wife and 5 kids.
You can email Ed at email@example.com and you can follow him on Twitter @ed_buckner.