Mary Kay Kleist Biography
Mary Kay Kleist is the meteorologist for 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts on CBS 2 Chicago since joining the station in 2002.
Mary Kay Kleist Age
Kay Kleist likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year she was born. She celebrates her birthday on 3rd October every year. However, she might be in her 60’s.
Mary Kay Kleist Height
Kay Kleist stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Mary Kay Kleist Family
Kay Kleist has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Kay Kleist has any siblings.
Mary Kay Kleist Husband
Kay Kleist is married to Mark and the couple is blessed with two children. She has not revealed much about her husband but is often seen sharing pictures with him and their kids on social media. The family resides in Naperville.
Mary Kay Kleist Net Worth
Kay Kleist has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a meteorologist.
Mary Kay Kleist Salary
Kay earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mary Kay Kleist Education
Kay Kleist attended the University of Central Florida where she graduated, Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a B.A. in Radio and Television. She then went to the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.
Mary Kay Kleist Career
Since joining CBS 2, she became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist , which is the industry’s highest distinction. She has been a meteorologist for print, radio, and television broadcasts for more than 25 years.
Kay Kleist first worked in Chicago from 1994-95 as a weather anchor for WGN-AM Radio and CLTV. However, Kay Kleist joined CBS 2 Chicago from WXYZ-TV in Detroit, MI where she had worked as a meteorologist since 1999, reporting weather for the station’s weekend newscasts.
Before her work at WXYZ- TV, she worked in Tampa, FL [1995-99], as the meteorologist for WFLA-TV. There, Kay Kleist also reported the weather for The Tampa Tribune, the local edition of CNN Headline News, and served as weather anchor at WFLA-AM Radio.
She started her career at WJCL-TV in Savannah, GA [1992-94], where she worked as the weekend weather anchor, news anchor, a health and general assignment reporter, photographer, editor, and also the anchor of the local edition of CNN Headline News.
She has won several local Emmy Awards at CBS 2 which include 3 Emmys in 2015 for coverage of the April tornados, a severe weather special, and best on-camera weather anchor. Kleist has been awarded an AMS Seal of Approval and an NWA Broadcasting Seal of Approval.
Mary Kay Kleist CBS 2 Chicago
Kleist is currently working at CBS 2 Chicago where she works alongside other famous CBS 2 Chicago anchors and reporters including;
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
- Audrina Bigos
- Ryan Baker
- Brad Edwards
- Irika Sargent
- Jim Williams
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Brad Simmons