Best TV Weathercaster - 2001
Scott Connell, KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
Readers' Choice: Cindy Preszler, KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
In a city with weather as fickle as ours, is there really any point to tuning in to the 10 p.m. news for a forecast from Cindy Preszler or Kent Ehrhardt? By the time the sun rises, last night's predictions always seem to have a 50-50 chance of being dead wrong (along with the colorful graphic in your morning newspaper). That said, if you really want to know whether to take along an umbrella, carry a sweater or toss a bag of salt in the trunk of your car, you're better off waiting until around 6 or 7 a.m. And no one is more likable -- or better at delivering the morning weather forecast -- than KSDK's Scott Connell, whose snippets appear around the hour and half-hour during NBC's Today show.