Ashley Brown

Q: Why did you decide to pursue television news as a career?
A:  In high school someone told me "If you can make a living doing what you love you'll never work a day in your life." As a kid I loved two things; taking Polaroid's of clouds and pretending I was a radio DJ like Casey Kasem. Meteorology allows me to talk about clouds like Casey would a top 40 hit.

Q: What was your first job?
A: McDonalds', drive-through

Q: What is on your DVR?
A: Scandal! I save it because sometimes I watch it twice.

Q: What is favorite way to spend a day off?
A: I love spending my days off with my family. I have a big family and I like spending as much time as possible with them.

Q: Favorite restaurant in Indy?
A: Harry & Izzy's

Q: Most challenging part of your job?
A: The moment when the alarm clock goes off, 1:30 a.m.

Q: Most memorable story you ever covered?
A: My first winter storm back in Indy as a RTV6 meteorologist. It was cold, but it felt good to be home.

Q: Favorite book, movie?
A: My favorite book and movie. The Notebook

Q: What’s on your iPod?
A: Everything from Nina Simone to LL Cool J and Taylor Swift

Q: What is something that would surprise people about you?
A: I eat Oreos three or four times a week.

Q: Favorite vacation spot?
A: Palm Springs, Calif.

Q: What is your proudest career moment?
A: Coming home to Indy

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: No

Q: When I am not at work I am…
A: Sleeping or hanging with my family

Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: Pumping gas when it's cold. I can't explain it, it just is.

Q: What advice would you give someone to get into business?
A: Internships -- do a few.

Q: Do you have a favorite cause/charity?
A: I'm involved in a few different mentoring groups.

Q: What electronic gadget can you not live without?
A: my phone

Q: What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
A: I moved from Indy to California for a career opportunity. It was hard to leave my family.

Q: Did you have a mentor in your career?
A: Yes, I have several.

Q: If you weren’t in your current profession what would you be doing?
A: Radio DJ, It was my first broadcast job.

Q: If you won the lottery what if the first thing you would do?
A: Travel

Ashley was born and raised right here in central Indiana. She attended North Central High School, where she became involved with their Radio and TV Broadcasting program.

In high school Ashley became fascinated with weather and how it works. After graduating, she attended Ball State University, where she studied meteorology and broadcasting.

Ashley's voice may be a familiar sound to some of you. Ashley started her career as a radio personality at the Radio One stations, including WHHH, WTLC-FM and WYJZ.

After spending five years at Radio One, Ashley moved to Palm Springs, Calif., where she worked as a meteorologist for the ABC affiliate.

In her four years in Palm Springs, Ashley had the opportunity to experience and forecast monsoons, dust storms and even mountain snow storms.

"Living in Palm Springs was a great learning experience. My favorite part of being a forecaster is being able to research past weather events," Brown said. "Palm Springs is a city with amazing heat records. I enjoyed sharing those water cooler statistics with people."

Ashley is very excited to be back home in the Hoosier state. She is even more excited to work alongside Kevin Gregory and Todd Klaassen.

Ashley grew up watching Kevin and hopes to learn from Kevin's experience as a meteorologist. She'll be working alongside Todd during "Good Morning Indiana."

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