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
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.
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.
More and more frustrated parents are turning to the readily available supplement. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with the Chicago creator of the Shred Diet.
A new screening device may soon be on the market that can detect breast cancer earlier and more easily than ever. As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, it is a cancer-detecting bra.
CBS 2’s Mary kay Kleist reports on the downside of having too much information available on the Internet.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows us how one local chef is serving up rich creations without using sugar.
How is it that children and adolescents are getting hit with painful kidney stones? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
The FDA said it’s easy for errors to be made when filling a prescription for your pet. FDA investigators discovered errors stemming from simple issues such as: lookalike packaging, drugs with similar names, and simple penmanship errors.
As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, the newest generation of laser therapy can take years off your face.
Some patients trying a generic alternative to their prescribed medications are not getting the same results. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows you how to spot the danger — and a simple way to fix it.
They’re not just great companions. Man’s best friend may also be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
The pressure to defy the aging process is huge, even for twenty-somethings. In fact, more and more young people are asking their doctor for botox injections.