Meteorologist Franklin Spain joined the CBS19 Weather Authority team in May 2021. He is the weekend meteorologist for CBS19 News and FOX Virginia News.

Franklin was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. There he experienced significant weather events like Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the Super Outbreak of April 2011, peaking his interest in weather.

Franklin received his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State University, majoring in Geoscience with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. Also a musician, Franklin played Trumpet as part of "The Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University."

In his free time, you will find Franklin sketching, painting, practicing photography, and playing his trumpet.

If you would like to get in touch with Franklin, email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook @franklinspainwx and Twitter @FranklinSpainWx.