Mary Kay Kleist Biography
Mary Kay Kleist is a media personality serving as an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist at CBS2 Chicago (WBBM-TV). She can be seen on CBS News Chicago and weeknights on CBS2 News at 5 p.m. She joined the station in 2002. Previously, she was a meteorologist at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan, where she had worked since 1999.
Mary Kay Kleist Age
How old is Mary Kay Kleist? According to my information, Mary is 53 years old as of 2023. However, her birthday is unknown.
Mary Kay Kleist Height
She is 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 1.7 meters or 170 centimeters.
Mary Kay Kleist Nationality
She holds American nationality.
Mary Kay Kleist Education
Kleist graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida in 1992 with a B.A. in Radio and Television. Subsequently, she graduated from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University in 1997.
Mary Kay Kleist Parents
Kleist was born and brought up by her parents in Miami, Florida, United States. However, their names are unknown. She has not also disclosed whether she has any siblings or not.
Mary Kay Kleist Husband
Is Mary Kay Kleist married? Mary has been married to her husband Mark for over 25 years. The couple has two teenage kids, a daughter named Kendra Estelle and a son named Blake. She lives in Naperville with her husband.
Mary Kay Kleist CBS 2 Chicago
Kleist is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist at CBS2 Chicago (WBBM-TV). She can be seen on CBS News Chicago and weeknights on CBS2 News at 5 p.m. Since joining the station in 2002, Kleist became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in 2007, which is the industry’s highest distinction. In addition to earning several local Emmy Awards at CBS2 — including three Emmy Awards 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.
Kleist has been a meteorologist for print, radio, and television broadcasts for more than 25 years. She first worked in Chicago from 1994-95 as a weather anchor for WGN-AM Radio and CLTV. However, she joined CBS2 Chicago from WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan, where she had worked as a meteorologist since 1999, reporting weather for the station’s weekend newscasts.
Before her work at WXYZ-TV, Kleist worked in Tampa, Florida (1995-99), as the meteorologist for WFLA-TV. There, she also reported the weather for The Tampa Tribune, the local edition of CNN Headline News, and served as weather anchor at WFLA-AM Radio.
Kleist began her career at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia (1992-94), where she worked as the weekend weather anchor, a health and general assignment reporter, news anchor, photographer, and editor, as well as the anchor of the local edition of CNN Headline News.
Mary Kay Kleist Salary
She earns an average annual salary ranging between $45,000 to $110,500 as of 2023.
Mary Kay Kleist Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million to $5 million as of 2023.
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