Scripps meteorologists to compete on Let’s Ask America

LAA logo

Talk about giving back to the community, four meteorologists from local Scripps TV stations around the country will get the chance to raise up to $50,000 for charity by guessing what America thinks.   

Let's Ask America” features contestants playing via Skype from the comfort of their own home.

The contestants must predict how Americans answered questions like, “What do you do on a rainy day?” The show is produced by Scripps and Warner Bros. Telepictures.


Amber SullinsAmber Sullins, chief meteorologist for KNXV, ABC affiliate in Phoenix(top left), Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, chief meteorologist for WEWS, Cleveland’s ABC affiliate(right top), George Flickinger, meteorologist for KJRH Tulsa’s NBC affiliate (bottom left) and Gary Lezak, chief meteorologist for NBC affiliate KSHB in Kansas City (bottom right) will duke it out on the Scripps/ Warner bros. TV game show “Let’s Ask America” on Thursday, January 31.

Sullins will play to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Johnson will play for the Cleveland Foodbank, Flickinger will compete for The Humane Society of Tulsa and Lezak will play for The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

George FlickingerGary LezakThis is the second time show producers have recruited meteorologists to raise money for charity. In the first showdown of meteorologists, they worked together to raise money for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist for Tampa’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, competed on the first show. Phillips guessed enough right answers to make it all the way to the end and win. They raised a total of $8,000.

“Let’s Ask America” debuted in September 2012 in Scripps markets along with “The List,” both replaced long time syndicated shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.”

In just four months since its debut, “Let’s Ask America” is gaining attention from new and growing audiences in Scripps markets, and also high praise from the industry’s popular news blog site, Buzzerblog. Readers of the blog voted “Let’s Ask America” as the top new game show of 2012.