Steve Baskerville is chief meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago. His weather reports are broadcast Monday through Friday during the 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10 PM News.
Considered a broadcast legend because of his on-air appeal and versatility, Steve regularly hosts special programs for the station and has earned several awards for his work.
Steve joined CBS 2 in September, 1987 after a three-year stint as weather anchor for CBS This Morning.
His broadcast career actually began on public radio in 1974 when he hosted a children’s show while working for the school district in his hometown of Philadelphia.
From 1978-84, Steve held several positions at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, including weather anchor, co-host of their morning talk show and host of a daily children’s program.
During his 30 years at CBS 2, Steve earned numerous awards, including 11 local Emmys.
Career highlights include Steve’s 2017 induction into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle; an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence on 2006; two Emmys in 2004-one for his contribution to the CBS 2/LaSalle Bank Marathon and another for his coverage of the deadly tornado in Utica, IL; and then, in 2001, the Illinois Broadcasters Association honored Steve with an award for “Best Weather Segment.”
Additionally, Steve’s dynamic personality and unique storytelling led to several television features:
In 2005, CBS 2 created Steve’s Getaway Guide, a weekly series showcasing the interesting locations in and around Chicago;
In 1999, Steve won one of his Emmys for the news series, Best of Chicago; for 10 years, he hosted the CBS 2 Emmy-Award winning program “Sunday! With Steve Baskerville!” – a talk and variety program that featured local celebrities, chefs and entertainers;
Also, there was “Thanks To Teachers” a salute to educators; “Taste of the Taste,” a half-hour broadcast from Taste of Chicago; “The All-City Jamboree,” a high school talent competition; “Beautiful Babies,” a public service adoption campaign; as well as a two-hour special, “Dealing With Dope.”
Steve earned a B.S. in Communications from Temple University, a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University and, in 2007 was awarded the American Meteorological Society [AMS] Seal of Approval.
Winter’s barely over, but it’s not too early to think about severe storms.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Steve Baskerville returns to the southwest suburb, which marks a milestone this year.