Steve Baskerville is the meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago’s 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM News, Monday through Friday.
Baskerville has been honored for excellence throughout this career. He has earned several local Emmy Awards including the Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence in 2006 and an Emmy in 2005 for the news feature, “Steve’s Getaway Guide”.
He also received one for his work on CBS 2 Chicago′s 2004 broadcast of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon and one for his coverage of the deadly tornado in Utica, Illinois in 2004. In 2001, he was honored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for “Best Weather Segment.” In 1999, he won an Emmy for the news feature series, “Best of Chicago.”
Before joining CBS 2 Chicago in September, 1987, Baskerville was the weather anchor for “CBS This Morning” (1984-87). Prior to that, he was with KYW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, where he worked as a weather anchor, co-host of a morning talk show, and host of a daily children’s program which was honored by Action for Children’s Television.
Baskerville’s interest in children’s programming led him to hosting a two-hour special, “Dealing with Dope.” He also co-hosted a children’s issues program for WCBS-TV called, “What If.”
Baskerville has displayed his diverse skills by hosting projects such as: “Thanks to Teachers,” a salute to area educators; “Taste of the Taste,” a half-hour broadcast live from the Taste of Chicago; the “All-City Jamboree,” a high school talent competition; and “Beautiful Babies,” a public service campaign.
Baskerville also hosted CBS 2 Chicago′s Emmy-Award winning program, “Sunday! With Steve Baskerville!” a talk and variety program featuring local celebrities, chefs and entertainers.
He began his broadcasting career while working for the Office of Curriculum in the Philadelphia School District, where he hosted a children’s show on public radio.
Baskerville earned a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2006. He received his AMS Seal of Approval in 2007.
He is a native of Philadelphia and holds a B.S. in Communications from Temple University. Baskerville and his wife live in Glenview. They have two children, Aaron and Sheena.