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CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright joined the Indianapolis Weather Authority team in 2014 having served as a chief meteorologist in Indianapolis for 22 years. He currently anchors CBS4 weather, weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Chris came to WTTV from WTHR-TV, where he served for 14 years as the primary meteorologist for the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts. While in Indianapolis, he has been honored with numerous awards. In June of 2012, Chris was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Silver Circle Award is reserved for an elite group of professionals recognized by the chapter for making a significant contribution to television for 25 years or more. He is the first, and only African-American in the Indianapolis market to receive this honor.

Chris has been awarded eleven Emmys from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was named National Weather Association Broadcaster of the Year in 1994. He holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval and in 2005 became the first African American in the nation to be designated a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the American Meteorological Society. In 2006, the Indiana Associated Press began presenting a Best Weather Operation Award. With Chris Wright as Chief Meteorologist WTHR-TV won this honor in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Chris began his career in his hometown of Memphis where he worked as a weather assistant for WMC-TV. In 1987, he became the morning meteorologist for WBRC-TV in Birmingham and moved to WLWT-TV in Cincinnati a year later. Chris made his central Indiana television debut as part of the original FOX-59 news team on WXIN-TV in 1991. He left the market in 1995 to work at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, California, but returned to Indianapolis in 1996. In each of those cities, Chris was the first African-American meteorologist in market history.

In his spare time Chris is an accomplished author. He has written 10 mysteries, available on the Amazon Kindle, and two children’s books. Chris and his wife Megan have three daughters and make their home in Indianapolis.


Recent Articles
  • Meteorologist Chris Wright predicts 1″ of snow or more will fall 10 days this winter in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–  Indianapolis averages eight, 1” snows per season. Indianapolis averages 25.9” of snow total per season. After analyzing long-range climate and weather data, I am predicting a colder-than-average winter and a snowier-than-average winter for all of central Indiana. I think the accumulating snows will start in December and continue through mid-March. I am predicting ten, 1” or more snowfalls this winter in Indianapolis. So that everyone can verify the snows, I will use the official snowfall amount measured by the […]

  • CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Wright shares powerful story of second heart attack to raise awareness about heart disease

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s almost been a month since Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright had his second heart attack.  Now Chris and one of his doctors are sharing his personal story to help raise awareness about heart disease and the warning signs you may not know come with it. “This is just something that runs in my family. I’ve lost both my parents to congestive heart failure. Matter of fact, my mom had a heart attack and a stroke last […]

  • Five Indianapolis Colts players to play in 2015 Pro Bowl

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 23, 2014)– The NFL announced Tuesday that five Indianapolis Colts players have been selected for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Cornerback Vontae Davis, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, quarterback Andrew Luck, punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri will be playing in the game. The 2015 Pro Bowl is set for January 25, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Safety Mike Adams and linebacker D’Qwell Jackson were selected as alternates. This marks the first time since 2010 that five Colts players have been named to the […]