Mimi Pearce rides the WTHR Best of Indy winner's wave to a victory of her own and first place win for best traffic reporter. Perhaps it's her snazzy jackets or the breezy toss back to weatherman Chuck Lofton in those five minute local updates during the Today Show, Pearce has an unflappable steadfastness to her smile and reporting no matter what the traffic conditions. She's a reliable source for knowing where the backups, fender benders construction zones are hampering maximum drive-time efficiency from sunrise until you're safely at your desk. www.wthr.com, 1000 N. Meridian St., 636-1313.
2nd: Mindy Winkler, WZPL
3rd:: Tom Davis, WRTV