WISH-TV, the Indianapolis CW affiliate, has added meteorologists Ashley Brown and Tara Hastings.
Brown is an Indianapolis native. She attended North Central High School and Ball State University, where she studied both meteorology and broadcasting. After college, she was as a D.J. for WHHH, WTLC and WYJZ, the Radio One stations in Indianapolis. Brown also worked in the weather department at WXIN in Indianapolis, before moving to California for her first full-time weather job at KSEQ in Palm Springs. She later returned to Indianapolis and WRTV, where she worked until her most recent job at WLWT in Cincinnati. Brown joins WISH-TV as chief meteorologist, Monday – Friday, during News 8 newscasts at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., beginning December 3.
Hastings grew up in Hammond. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree, studying meteorology and broadcasting. Hastings began her meteorology career at WLUC in Marquette, Michigan; and later worked at WLUK, in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and WTOL in Toledo, Ohio. She comes from sister station WDTN in Dayton, Ohio. Hastings can be seen, weekends, during News 8 newscasts at 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., beginning December 8.