WTHR News is among the leading US channels affiliated to NBC Network and licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana. The station operates under the ownership of Tegna Inc. Channel 13 News Indianapolis features local news, crime report, state news, business world, 13 Investigates, entertainment content, Business reports and features. WTHR Weather includes forecast, traffic, maps, WTHR Radar, 10-day forecast, closings & delays and 13 Doppler Radar. WTHR Sports features teams like Colts, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, Pacers, Fever, Olympics, Operation Basketball, Indians, and IndyCar. Viewers can get the station’s coverage at Virtual CH 13. Meanwhile, they can also watch it online at “wthr.com” via WTHR live stream. WTHR 13 uses the branding “13 News” and a tagline “Indiana’s News Leader”.
Check Up 13 by WTHR News aims to encourage and educate the Indiana people to take precautionary measures in their health. The service includes such exciting stories that will telecast live on the 13 of every month. 13INside Track by Channel 13 Indiana features the businesses, products, services and events in the central Indiana. The program is hosted by Laura Steele. The network’s 13 Weather Academy teaches the elementary school children about the weather and science behind that. It is an exciting experience developed just for kids, providing them hands-on information. Its Inspiring Indiana service features unique inspiriting stories, WTHR 13 travels around the positive and heartwarming stories.
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Get to know everything from WTHR breaking news Indianapolis to WTHR Weather, WTHR School Closings, Weather Forecast, and WTHR Traffic about Indianapolis region. Viewers can enjoy the HD transmission of the station via WTHR live streaming. It has perfect video quality with better newscast. You can watch the network’s transmission on your PC, laptop, cellphone, and tablet.
Get here all the answers about channel’s bio and anchor’s and reporter’s bio.
WTHR News Team
The station has a hardworking news team excellent in providing up-to-the-minute news coverage to the Indianapolis community. It is known for mostly having the oldest news anchors and reporters serving the station for more than decades. WTHR Staff earned several awards for its brilliance in news service and has been admired by the thousands of the viewers. WTHR News team discusses everything from investigative stories to political debates, business discussions, stock market content, local stories and state’s major problems. Allen Carter, Anne Marie Tiernon, Emily Longnecker, Julia Moffitt, Dustin Grove are among the prestigious news anchors and reporters at WTHR personalities.
Dustin Grove: Anchor at 13News
Dustin Grove is a famous anchor at NBC Indianapolis providing news services to the community for years as an anchor and reporter. He is an award-winner who dedicated twenty years in the service of Indianapolis. Grove had two nominees in Emmy Awards and has also claimed an accolade for his reporting skills. Dustin enjoys teaching the journalism techniques to amateurs and emerging journalists.
After completing the BS Strategic Communication degree at Purdue University – The Graduate School in 2019, Dustin started working as a news anchor and reporter at WIBC-AM in January 2002. Later, in January 2010, he became a Freelance Public Relations Consultant. In January 2011, Grove joined Indiana University South Bend as Adjunct Journalism Instructor. Eventually became a News Reporter/Anchor at WSBT-TV in January 2004. After that, Dustin was hired as a News Anchor at WISH-TV in October 2012 where he reported daily news, write & publish data on web platforms.
In June 2015, Grove decided to be a part of WLFI-TV and after serving the entity for 2 years, he became a Continuing Lecturer at Purdue University in August 2016. Finally, Dustin becomes a full-time News Anchor & reporter at WTHR.
SkyTrak 13 Weather Team
The network’s exclusive team of meteorologists “SkyTrak 13 Weather Team” provides latest up-to-the-minute climate coverage of the area. It covers all the necessary details and deliver the accurate forecast to Indianapolis community. WTHR Weather has quite reputed and talented weather personalities in the squad. They have covered several weather events in various locations in Indianapolis. Chuck Lofton, Lindsey Monroe, Kelly Greene, and Sean Ash are the aspiring Live Doppler Radar Meteorologists in WTHR.
Sean Ash: Meteorologist at Channel 13
Ash became a part of the channel 13’s Live Doppler Weather Team in Sep 2013 after working for the station for almost a year. He delivers Mon-Wed 5:30pm and Sunday 6pm and 11pm forecast. In his previous station he was honored as “Best Weathercast” by Michigan Associations of Broadcaster in 2009 and 2010. Sean’s career can be seen in an event of recording 11 tornadoes in just 1.5 hours and earned an Emmy-nomination for his report “Chasing Danger” on 24 May 2004. He was a member of storm chasing team in Ball State University that time.
Ash completed his degree in BS Geography and Meteorology from Western Kentucky University. In February 1998, he joined WTVC-TV News Channel 9 as a Science Reporter and Weekend Meteorologist. After serving for two years, Sean left WTVC and became a part of WISH-TV at the same previous post in Feb 2000. After giving a great time to WISH, Ash decided to join WXYZ-TV in 2008 as Weekend Meteorologist. In September 2012, Sean started working for WTHR unofficially as a Freelance Weather Personality. Eventually he became a full-time meteorologist at WTHR-TV in September 2013. Sean is a member of SkyTrak 13 Weather team for more than 7 years now and has reported few severe weather events during that time.
Chuck Lofton: Channel 13’s Broadcast Meteorologist
Chuck Lofton is the only on-screen personality that has been linked with WTHR Weather team since the channel aired its first program in 1985. For decades, Indianapolis community including Hoosiers, families and students start their life with his weather report. Moreover, Lofton also serves the Indiana Morning Radio. People can also hear him on 95.5 WFMS-FM Indy on Jim Deb & Kevin since 2000. Plus, he also appears every weekday on 104.1 WLBC’s Morning Show.
Over the years, Lofton has covered everything from snowstorms and Tornadoes to the 2017 lunar eclipse International Space Station and Royal Wedding in Windsor England. Plus, he has also reported Brickyard 400, The Indianapolis 500, Premier League Soccer, Colts and Pacers.
WTHR recently introduced a show named Chuck’s Big Adventure where he flies around the country and shows that what places would be the best for Hoosiers to take a trip. Lofton did graduation from Southern Illinois University, Cabondale in 1975. Currently, he is doining Honorary Alumnus from Taylor University. His professional life started when in May 1979, Chuck joined 14WFIE as a reporter, anchor, or Meteorologist. He then joined Feature Reporter/Broadcast Meteorological in August 1985.
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Chuck has earned 5 Emmys in the last 3 years. He has also been awarded by the Society of Professional Journalist, Associated Press and United Press International. In 2007, Chuck was honored by the National Weather Association as the National Broadcaster of the Year, his career’s greatest honor. Although, he handles several jobs at WTHR News, his main responsibility is to keep Indianapolis safe during severe weather conditions.
WTHR 13 Mobile Apps
WTHR 13 features two mobile apps for the user’s better experience. Indianapolis News from 13 WTHR Mobile App covering the current affairs, top stories, political discussion, and other such things and WTHR Live Doppler 13 Weather App providing the exclusive weather data and services to the community.
13 WTHR Mobile App for Indianapolis News
With the tagline Indiana’s News Leader, WTHR News App provides breaking news Indianapolis, local news Indianapolis, Indianapolis news today, weather coverage, live sports and WTHR live stream.
Its brand-new app includes several features including the exciting top stories affecting you and your family, Indianapolis WTHR radar, local events, live videoclips from the station’s newscast and more. Furthermore, users can also explore local and breaking news, read the latest news articles ASAP, receive push-alert notifications for news headlines, browse pictures, raw videos and news clips. Plus, they can also get a peep into the local investigative stories. The WTHR smartphone app weather section includes WTHR Interactive Radar maps, hourly and daily weather forecast of the day.
Additionally, severe weather alerts issued by the state’s government in the region and latest forecasts from the station’s experienced team of meteorologists. Meanwhile users can also look into the topics which are important, read articles and favorite them anytime. Its other exciting features include sharing the app’s content directly to your friends with a single tap, exploring the latest stories and BTS photos from the network’s popular reporters and anchors and providing information about the WTHR closings and delays as they occur.
WTHR Popular Shows
WTHR TV features several exciting TV programs ranging from Law & Order: Special Victim Unit to Mr. Mayor, The Blacklist, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Access Daily, 13 News, Matter of Fact and Meet the Press. Watch all these exciting programs on DISH-TV via WTHR live stream.
The Blacklist: NBC Crime TV Series
The Blacklist is a US Television series broadcasting on NBC Network including WTHR News. Its first episode was aired on 23 September 2013. The series tells the story of Raymond “Red” Reddington (portrayed by James Spader), a most-wanted criminal in the FBI. One day, he intentionally surrenders himself to FBI after being on run for almost twenty years. Red cracks a deal with Federal Bureau of Investigation that he needs immunity in exchange of providing information on other criminals. But Raymond has one conditions that he will only speak with Elizabeth Keen, a new FBI Profiler.
Blacklist has total 8 episodes with 155 episodes in total with a run-time of 40 to 50 minutes each episode. Viewers can watch this show online over the mobile app via WTHR live stream.
Wheel of Fortune: NBC Game Show
Wheel of Fortune is a long-lasting US TV Game Show premiered in 1975; it was created by Merv Griffin. In the show, the participants solve word puzzles, same as the ones used in Hangman, and get cash and prizes after spinning giant Wheel of Fortune. The program’s latest version was premiered on 19 September 1983; it features in nighttime syndication. The game show is anchored by Vanna White and Pat Sajak. Its original version initially used to air on NBC Network during daytime from 6 January 1975 to 30 June 1989. Later, it started broadcasting on CBS Network from 17 July 1989 to 11 January 1991. But then again, it moved to NBC Network from 14 January 1991. However, it got cancelled in the same year.
The show consists of more than seven thousand episodes as of 31 May 2019. It also featured two spinoffs: one was Wheel 2000 that was aired on 1997 but later discontinued and the other is Celebrity Wheel of Fortune recently began airing on ABC Network. Watch the latest episodes of Wheel of Fortune on Roku TV via WTHR live stream.
WTHR Programming Table
Following table includes the list of WTHR TV Schedule. It contains all the exclusive TV programs ranging from news shows to entertainment programs. Watch them live over the web via WTHR live stream.
|Superstore||Mr. Mayor||13News at 11||Law & Order: Special Victim Unit|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||Dateline NBC||A Little Late with Lilly Singh||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon|
|Access Daily||Daily Blast Live||Today with Hoda and Jenna||13 Sunrise|
|Jeopardy!||NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt||Wheel of Fortune||The Ellen DeGeneres Show|
|Dr. Phill||The Dr. OZ show||Day of our Lives||The Kelly Clarkson Show|
|1st Look||The Blacklist||Matter of Fact||Small Town Big Deal|
|Real Green||Access Daily||Wild Child||Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer|
|Saturday Today||Roots Less Traveled||One Team: The Power of Sports||NBC Sports Special|
|Horse Racing||Daily Blast Live||Ellen’s Game of Games||Your Move with Andy Stanley|
|Whacked Out Sports||Open House NYC||Vets Saving Pets||ITownChurch.com|
|The Retirement Halftime Show||Sunday Today||Weakest Link||USFSA Figure Skating|
|The Voyager with Josh Garcia||Chicago Med||The Wall||Meet the Press|
About WTHR TV
WTHR News first hit the waves on 30 October 1957 with the calls WLW-I. The channel was established by Crosley Broadcasting and initially took primary content from ABC Network which used to be an affiliate partner of WTTV before. Later in 1974, Crosley Broadcasting (which rebranded into Avco Broadcasting in 1968) declared that it is terminating the Broadcasting Franchise to raise cash. Following that, The Wolfe Family (owner of WBNS-AM-FM and Columbus Dispatch) purchased the channel in 1975 and flipped the calls to WTHR (the existing callsigns) on 29 January 1976. As soon as the new owner took control, the network’s programming quality started improving.
Despite that, Channel 13 News Indianapolis continued to stick at the 3rd position behind WISH and WRTV. During that period ABC eventually topped the market and began to look for stronger affiliate partners. Meanwhile, NBC pushed back to last place among the TOP 3 Networks. Highest rated WRTV was quick to accept the offer from ABC during that hassle.
NBC lost its Integrity and lose the ownership of NFL Games
Following that both WTHR and WRTV exchanged the affiliate partners on 1 June 1979 with Channel 6 getting the ABC affiliation and Chanel 13 receiving the NBC network. NBC struggled hard to retain its integrity in the market and provided the NFL games to WTHR until it lost them to CBS in 1998. WTHR eventually put itself back to the track, though it still didn’t manage to get out of the third position. After jumping through numerous ownerships over the years, Dispatch (channel’s previous owner) decided to sell its broadcasting medias including WALV-CD and WTHR on 11 June 2019 to Tegna Inc. for 35 million dollars. That made both WTHR & WALV siblings to WHAS-TV. Plus, it also marked a history of Tegna Inc. possessing the first TV channel in in Indiana.
WTHR News Services
Currently, WTHR 13 produces around 37 hour of local news service per week including 6 hours during Mon to Fri, three hours during Sat and four hours on Sun. For a substantial part of its on-air service, Indianapolis News NBC remained at third spot in terms of newscast behind WISH and WRTV.
Although, The Wolfes did its number on Channel 13 and put the news department back in action after injecting a lot of investment into it. Still, it wasn’t enough to get it out of the pit. However, in 1996, WTHR managed to rise to crawl up to second place after it recruited John Stehr, an ex-CBS News Correspondent, as the evening news anchor. For the following three years, the channel remained in a continuous battle with a dominated WISH Network. Later, WTHR finally manages to surpass WISH in many important timeframes, climbing at first spot for the first time ever.
Awards and Accolades
13 WTHR has claimed many awards and accolades over the years for its remarkable news reporting services. It has been awarded with Peabody Award for the two reports in 2006, Prescription Privacy and Cause of Alarm. Moreover, the channel also claimed the third award for Reality Check: Where are the Jobs? In 2010. Later, it was also once again called for the fourth Peabody Award for its Investigating the IRS series. The show exposed the illegal immigrants receiving billions of dollars, deceitfully, in tax refunds. Plus, it revealed that how IRS failed to do anything once the fraud was discovered.
Furthermore, Channel 13 Indianapolis has claimed two Edward R. Murrow Awards for its Investigative Series and Overall Excellence in 2011 from RTNDA (Radio and Television News Directors Association). Later in 2012, the station named two Edward Awards in the spot news category and for its news headline service of the Indianan State Fair Stage Collapse.