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. 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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CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with the Chicago creator of the Shred Diet.
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How is it that children and adolescents are getting hit with painful kidney stones? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
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CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, dentists warn that the extra brushing could be doing more harm than good.
When you think of drug rehab, cocaine and heroin may come to mind, but some different drugs are sending an exploding number of kids into treatment.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with a dietitian about the pros and cons of foods believed to be healthier snack alternatives.