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

Doing too much medical research on the Internet can be a bad thing for patients, doctors say. (CBS)

Self-Diagnosing On The Internet Can Lead To ‘Cyberchondria’

CBS 2’s Mary kay Kleist reports on the downside of having too much information available on the Internet.

02/21/2013

Miracle Berry pills will manipulate your taste buds into thinking sour foods are sweet. (CBS)

Berry Interesting: Plant Extract Makes Sour Tastes Seem Sweet

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows us how one local chef is serving up rich creations without using sugar.

02/15/2013

A medical image of a kidney stone (CBS)

More Kids Suffering From Kidney Stones

How is it that children and adolescents are getting hit with painful kidney stones? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

02/14/2013

Prescription medication (CBS)

FDA: Prescription Mix-Ups A Problem For Pets, Too

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.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

An Erbium laser helps skin rejuvenate itself. (CBS)

Under Laser Procedure, Face Renews Itself With Younger-Looking Skin

As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, the newest generation of laser therapy can take years off your face.

12/24/2012

Prescription medication (CBS)

Some Generic Drugs May Not Work As Well For You, Experts Say

Some patients trying a generic alternative to their prescribed medications are not getting the same results. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

12/13/2012

A deadbolt lock (CBS)

Do Your Deadbolt Locks Offer Maximum Security? You Might Be Surprised

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows you how to spot the danger — and a simple way to fix it.

12/07/2012

Dogs like this one are being trained to detect certain cancers in women. (CBS)

Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Of Women, Researchers Say

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.

12/06/2012

Blake Troiani, 27, receives a botox injection. (Credit: CBS)

Botox Isn’t Just For The Middle-Aged Anymore

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.

CBS 2–12/04/2012

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Beauty Product Labels Make Tempting, But Misleading Promises

What can you believe when reading the labels on beauty products? So many of them pledge to make women look younger. As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, don’t be tempted to buy products filled with empty promises.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

Brushing teeth (CBS)

How Soon Should You Brush After A Meal? You Might Be Surprised

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, dentists warn that the extra brushing could be doing more harm than good.

10/25/2012

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Some Kids Turning To ADHD Drugs For A Boost

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 2–09/30/2012

Are peanut butters and crackers an OK snack food? Depends on the peanut butter. (CBS)

Some Snacks Do Not Live UpTo Their Healthy Reputations

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist talks with a dietitian about the pros and cons of foods believed to be healthier snack alternatives.

09/27/2012

Foodie Gift Guide - coffee

Coffee May Have Health Perks, Research Shows

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows us seven ways coffee may boost your health.

09/24/2012

A CFL bulb (CBS)

CFL Bulbs Conserve Energy, But Are They Dangerous?

As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, new research shows that these bulbs can emit UV radiation.

09/17/2012

Weather

91 For Afternoon, But Highs In The 70s Later This Week

The way this summer has been going, the notion of a high in the 70s almost seems fit for November.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Weather

Sunshine, Low Humidity To Make For A Beautiful Day In All Neighborhoods

A picture-perfect day is expected for the rest of the afternoon, with full sunshine, low humidity and comfortable highs in the 80s.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Weather

Heat, Humidity To Dominate Until Storms Saturday Night

Heat and humidity will dominate this first day of Lollapalooza, although a lake breeze will make conditions more tolerable.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Weather

90-Degree Heat, High Humidity For Afternoon, Possible Storms For Some

Yet again, the stifling heat is building in Chicago, with an afternoon of 90-degree heat and increasing humidity on tap.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Weather

Unlimited Sunshine, Low Humidity For The Rest Of The Day

Conditions will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity Wednesday, but look for the blazing heat to return as the weekend approaches.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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