Mary Kay Kleist
Mary Kay Kleist is a meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago.
Kleist joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2002 and while at the station became a “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” in 2007, the highest distinction in the industry, and earned an AMS Seal of Approval and an NWA Broadcasting Seal of Approval. While at the station, she has won four local Emmy Awards for her work on CBS 2 Chicagos′s broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. In 2015, she has won three Emmys: for coverage of the April 2015 tornado outbreak, a severe weather special and best on-camera weather anchor.
She also provides the morning forecasts for CBS-owned WUSN Radio’s The Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Morning Show.
Kleist joined CBS 2 Chicago from WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Mich., where she had worked as a meteorologist since 1999, reporting the weather for the station’s weekend newscasts.
Kleist worked in Tampa, Fla. (1995-99), as the meteorologist for WFLA-TV. While in Tampa, she also reported the weather for The Tampa Tribune and the local edition of CNN Headline News. Kleist also served as weather anchor at WFLA-AM Radio. Kleist first worked in Chicago from 1994-1995 as a weather anchor for WGN-AM Radio and CLTV.
Kleist began her career at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Ga. (1992-94), where she worked as the weekend weather anchor, as well as a health and general assignment reporter, news anchor, photographer, editor and also anchored the local edition of CNN Headline News.
Kleist graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Central Florida in 1992 with a B.A. in Radio and Television.
She later graduated from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.
Kleist lives in Naperville with her husband and two children
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This would be one of the five strongest El Ninos since 1950, so, Mary Kay Kleist decided to take a look back to see what previous El Nino winters could tell us about winter in Chicago this year.
A Harvard study came up with some interesting conclusions about what shoppers may be more likely to buy when they’re saving the environment. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Ten Chicago area families let CBS 2 swab their one-cup coffee makers. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist unveils the results.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports with so much ice coverage on the Great Lakes, we may be in for a cooler than normal spring and that could take a toll on the butterfly population.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children’s Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?
When it comes to detecting breast cancer, doctors now have new ways to find tumors and save lives. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Since the 1970’s, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Got “cankles”? Modern medicine may be able to help, CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Kaeden Witt and Kylie Wicker were born missing parts of the fingers on one hand. Design engineering students at a Rockford school came to the rescue. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist looks at a new procedure offered at only a handful of places. It’s still a bit controversial. But some doctors and their patients swear by it.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.
Social media sites are filled with photos of delicious meals and sinful desserts. Some experts believe looking at pictures of luscious food could actually help us stay on our diets and help curb your appetite.
For some people, weekly trips to the doctor for shots to treat their allergies are just as bad as the allergies themselves. But there could be a major change soon in the way serious allergies are being treated.
Experts say the ideal time for nap is generally between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Napping later than that can interfere with nighttime sleep. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Get ready to dig deeper into your pockets this year as prices are going up on a number of items. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows you ten that’ll give you sticker shock this New Year.
Collin Allison-Walder mixes the powdered form of magnesium and drinks it like a hot cup of tea. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
We’ve heard the advice before, drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy, and for many that means drinking water from a sport bottle. But as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, all that drinking could cause premature aging.