Mary Kay Kleist

kleist Mary Kay KleistMary 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. She also provides the morning forecasts for CBS-owned WUSN Radio’s The Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Morning Show.


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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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What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date

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.

11/21/2014

Ugg boots are everywhere. (CBS)

Liposuction Moves To Surprising Area Of The Body

Got “cankles”? Modern medicine may be able to help, CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/14/2014

A prosthetic hand created with the help of a 3-D printer. (Credit: CBS)

3-D Printers Help Students Make Prosthetic Hands For Kids

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.

07/06/2014

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Eyesight In Children Appears To Be Declining; Electronics To Blame?

The world is becoming more out of focus some kids. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

04/03/2014

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Chicago Hospital Evaluates New Stem-Cell Therapy For Pain

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.

03/07/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

University Studying Winter’s Impact On Mood

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.

02/13/2014

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Study: Viewing Pictures Of Unhealthy Foods Beneficial For Dieters

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.

02/10/2014

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Healthwatch: Pills Could Replace Shots For Grass Pollen Allergies

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.

01/22/2014

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Some Types Of Naps More Helpful Than Others

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.

01/17/2014

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Cost Of Many Items Could Be Going Up In 2014

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.

01/14/2014

Collin Allison-Walder says magnesium helps her get regular sleep. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Woman Swears By Magnesium As Sleep Aid

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.

01/10/2014

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Healthwatch: Drinking From Sport Bottles Could Cause Wrinkles

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.

12/10/2013

Garcinia Cambogia in its natural form. (CBS)

Experts Weigh The Latest Diet Pill Fad — Garcinia Cambogia

You may have seen the ads on the web lately for what claims to be the newest, fastest fat-burner. But does it work? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/25/2013

The various forms of melatonin. (CBS)

Is Sleep Aid Melatonin Right For Your Kid?

More and more frustrated parents are turning to the readily available supplement. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/11/2013

Krista Easom was treated for complications from melanoma with new therapies. (CBS)

Woman Benefits From Less Invasive Melanoma Treatment

Krista Easom found a bump on her foot and just wanted it removed. Doctors did that, tested the tissue and found out that it was malignant melanoma, the leading cause of skin cancer in the U.S. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

08/22/2013

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Researchers Say Sleepwalking Affects Up To 30% Of Children

We’ve all heard of sleepwalking, but few of us realize how common it can be. Researchers believe it affects up to 30 percent of children. Among adults, a survey found that close to four percent reported they walked in their sleep at least once in the last year.

08/15/2013

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New Test Can Tell You How Smart Your Dog Is

Ever wonder how smart your dog is? Or what they’re thinking? There is a new way to find out. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows us how you can put your dog to the test.

07/22/2013

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How Much Protein Is Too Much?

You may be surprised at the number of products labelled with the word “protein. ” CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist asks, are we getting too much of a good thing?

CBS 2–07/04/2013

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Want To Get Rid Of A Tattoo? Make Sure To Do It The Right Way

That tattoo you got years ago might have seemed like a good idea then. Now, if you wish it would just go away, you’re not alone.

CBS 2–04/08/2013

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Probiotics: Health Or Hype?

Next time you head to the grocery store, take a look around. Chances are you’ll be surrounded by products infused with probiotics, friendly bacteria that aid in digestion.

03/19/2013

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