If we’ve learned anything from Channel 13’s ratings, it’s that Central Indiana prefers to have its Regularly Scheduled Programming interrupted for severe weather coverage by Ms. Buchman. After spending years on WISH-TV, Buchman made a much-publicized jump to WTHR, riding out a non-compete clause in her contract between gigs. The money 13 spent on Buchman appears to have been worth it: WTHR saw double-digit ratings spikes when Buchman made the trip south to her new home in 13’s studios on Meridian. Ironically, the 8-to-13 hop was a move that paralleled her weather colleague Chris Wright — who ultimately left WTHR shortly before Buchman’s arrival. This category’s a sweep for the green-screens at WTHR: Buchman’s joined by her colleagues in second and third place.
2nd: Nicole Misencik (13 WTHR)
3rd: Chuck Lofton (13 WTHR)