A WRTV spokesman on Thursday confirmed that Finch was no longer with the station, but declined to provide details, citing station policy that prohibits commenting on personnel matters.
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Four meteorologists from ABC affiliates around the country will go head to head on the game show “Let’s Ask America” in order to benefit the American Red Cross.
(Pictured from left to right) Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist for Tampa Bay’s WFTS, Lisa Hidalgo, morning news meteorologist for Denver’s KMGH, Ashley Brown, meteorologist for Indianapolis’ WRTV, and Steve Raleigh, chief meteorologist for Cincinnati’s WCPO, won’t have to travel far to appear on the show which allows viewers to call in from anywhere via Skype.
The following description from the show’s websitetells what the forecasters can expect,
The game is simple: “Let’s Ask America” polls America about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking (e.g. Which of these shows did a group of prison inmates say they would choose to watch in their cell for an entire year? a) “Dr. Phil,” b) “Days of Our Lives,” c) “The View”). Then, all the contestants have to do is correctly predict the answer. The prize money increases with each question. There are three rounds and at the end of each round, the contestant with the lowest cash total is eliminated from the game.
The “Let’s Ask America” sweeps special benefits the American Red Cross to help out Hurricane Sandy victims and airs this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For a listing of cities where you can catch the show click here.
“My ethics have always been completely unbendable, when I feel I cannot do my job with those ethics, then I can’t do my job at that station,” Dean told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff about his departure from the station.
Dean joins WRTV in late October. Read more
It is a return to Indianapolis for Spehler, who worked as a reporter and anchor at ABC affiliate WRTV from 2005-10. Since 2010, he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at WKRC, the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati.
Spehler begins Monday at WXIN. He will anchor the weekend evening newscasts.
“After much thought and consideration, I have decided that my family time is suffering and I cannot be the kind of mom I want to be to my three children,” Trahan said in a statement to IBJ. “While I have enjoyed 23 wonderful years in the news business (18 of those right here at RTV6), I have decided it is time to put my family first.”
Trahan joined the station in 1994 as a general assignment reporter. She has been the station’s morning and noon anchor since 1998. According to IBJ, Tanya Spencer, a WRTV general assignment reporter, will anchor the morning and noon newscasts until Trahan’s permanent replacement is named.
WRTV now has what no other station in Indianapolis has: a permanent street-level studio.
The ABC-affiliate announced today plans to open a permanent, glass-enclosed studio in downtown Indianapolis.
The space, located on Monument Circle in the center of the city, is in the Emmis Communications building, the home of local news/talk radio station WIBC. Last November, WRTV and WIBC launched a news-gathering partnership.
WRTV news director Kevin Finch told TVSpy Pisano resigned for family reasons. His last day was earlier this month.
A story about an anonymous lottery winner in Shelbyville, IN, took a strange turn recently when the winner was incorrectly identified by WRTV, the ABC-affiliate in Indianapolis.
Several local news outlets, including WRTV and Fox-affiliate WXIN, identified the winner as James Prather. On February 24, WRTV interviewed Prather’s estranged wife, Ericka, who hired an attorney to stake her claim to half of the $34.5 million jackpot. She told WRTV’s Chris Proffitt that her husband called her and asked her for a divorce after he won the lottery.
“I was like, is it because you just hit the lottery?’” she said in the interview. “And he’s like, ‘huh?’ He tried to say he didn’t, but then he’s like, ‘Yeah, I did.’”
One problem: Prather may not be the lottery winner.
Cliff Nicholson, a veteran meteorologist with more than 20 years of forecasting Indianapolis weather, died Friday morning. He was 62.
Nicholson was most recently a meteorologist at NBC-affiliate WTHR. He joined the station in 1998 and worked full-time for six years, occasionally returning on a freelance basis after he left in 2004. He also worked at CBS-affiliate WISH and ABC-affiliate WRTV.
Indianapolis ABC-affiliate WRTV is shuffling talent on the evening newscasts.
According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, WRTV has tapped Jenna Kooi (previously known as Jenna Maloney), who has been working at the station as a freelance reporter, to anchor the 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Todd Connor.
Erika Flye, who currently serves as Connor’s 5 p.m. co-anchor, will expand her duties to also include the 6 p.m. newscast.