Local Meteorologists to Guess What America Thinks for Charity

By Kevin Eck Comment

Four meteorologists from local TV stations around the country will get the chance to raise up to $50,000 for charity by guessing what America thinks.

Amber Sullins, chief meteorologist for Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS, George Flickinger, meteorologist for Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH and Gary Lezak, chief meteorologist for Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB will duke it out on TV game show “Let’s Ask America” next Thursday, January 31.

“Let’s Ask America” is a televised game show with four contestants playing over Skype.  The contestants must predict how Americans answered questions like, “What did commuters say is the most difficult type of weather to drive in?” The show is produced by Scripps and Warner Bros. Telepictures and airs as a replacement for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy in some markets.

“‘Let’s Ask America’ was a blast!” said Sullins. “I had never Skyped with multiple people before, so it was really cool to see how it came together.  Plus, I was playing for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  So, the chance to win those awesome kids some money was great!”

Each meteorologist has a chance to win up to $50,000 for the charity of their choosing. While Sullins chose Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Johnson will play for the Cleveland Foodbank, Flickinger will compete for The Humane Society of Tulsa and Lezak will fight for The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

The last ‘all meteorologist show’ featured 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 and raised a total of $8,000 for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief.