Paul Poteet is a weekend meteorologist for WISH-TV's Forecast 8. This is his 31st year of working as a media personality in the Indianapolis market. He's been a part of central Indiana mornings on TV and radio since 1993.
Three years ago he decided to become a 100% independent media content provider and produce all that content out of a home-based office, "Studio B." (For "bedroom.") Since then he started calling himself "Indiana's Weatherman," and has added radio stations from South Bend to Evansville. He's also heard in Brownsburg, Marion, Anderson, Lafayette, and on the "Smiley Morning Show," from his flagship radio station WZPL Indianapolis where he's been on the morning show for over 15 years.
Every morning he gets up at 2am to develop forecasts, and generate audio, video, and text content for clients ranging from radio stations to websites including Indy Star Dot Com.
He's the co-host of "Pet Pals TV," a nationally syndicated magazine show with Patty Spitler that is seen locally on MyINDY-TV 23. Poteet produces and co-hosts the "Paul & Tom" Internet Radio Show with former TV partner Tom Davis.
The entrepreneur is also diversified outside of media. He owns a business called Weather History Research that provides forensic weather reports for attorneys and insurance adjusters.
Poteet is an actor on broadcast and corporate voice over and on-camera projects. He's a frequent emcee and volunteers often for Indiana charities. A 2010 fundraising drive conducted entirely on his social networks raised nearly $5,000 in conjunction with Poteet running the New York City Marathon for "Team Tillman," an organization for military families dedicated to the memory of Pat Tillman, an NFL player who walked away from his career to serve in the Mideast.
10 A.M. UPDATE: Snow is falling in several counties, particularly south of Indianapolis. Most areas of Central Indiana have seen 2 to 6 inches of snow, with higher totals south of I-70. Counties to the northwest and northeast have seen 1 to 3 inches of snow, with some areas seeing less than an inch.
Images from winter weather on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6.
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