Sean Ash of WTHR-TV is Indianapolis residents’ favorite meteorologist. They have been following his weather forecasts for the last nine years. But in the previous four weeks, his viewers haven’t seen him on the Channel 13 news. That made them wonder what happened to meteorologist Sean Ash of WTHR. However, their concerns have been addressed by the weather reporter. So, where is Sean Ash? Here’s what the meteorologist said about his whereabouts.
Sean Ash’s Health Update
Sean Ash earned a BS in Geography and Meteorology from Western Kentucky University. He is an award-winning meteorologist with over 20 years of experience.
Ash started his career with WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 in 1998 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2000, the weather reporter joined WISH-TV as a weekend meteorologist.
He moved back to Indianapolis after working for three years at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. In 2009 and 2010, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters awarded him “Best Weathercast.”
After that, Ash worked as a freelancer for WTHR-TV for a year. In September 2013, he officially joined the Live Doppler 13 weather team at WTHR.
Since then, people have seen him on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., as well as Monday to Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. So, naturally, viewers got worried when they didn’t see the meteorologist on the broadcast for four weeks. They have been wondering what was going on and what happened to meteorologist Sean Ash. Furthermore, rumors are circulating about Sean Ash leaving WTHR.
On September 9, 2022, the meteorologist took to Facebook and gave a complete health update, debunking all the rumors. Sean Ash underwent open heart surgery four weeks ago. The procedure was a success, and he is expected to make a full recovery in the coming days.
However, Ash has a few more weeks of rehab before being cleared to return to WTHR-TV. So viewers can see their favorite meteorologist after his recovery.
Reactions on Health Update
Here are a few of the reactions of his colleagues, past and present, regarding his health update:
Reporter Rich Nye of WTHR-TV says, “Great to hear from you. Praying for you and looking forward to your full recovery and return.”
Meteorologist Brandon Spinner of WCPO-TV 9 News wrote,” Oh damn! Sending you thoughts and positive vibes for a quick recovery my man!”
Anchor Dave LewAllen of WXYZ-TV 7 Action News says, “Sean, so great to see you back on your feet! Here’s to your continued recovery, my friend!”
Meteorologist Amber Hardwick of WXIN-TV FOX59 says, “Glad to hear you are recovering!!! … Sending prayers to you!”
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Sean Ash has thanked all his friends and his wife, Toni Ash, for their support throughout this difficult time.