Mary Kay Kleist

Mary Kay Kleist - Updated Feb 2023

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Mary Kay Kleist is a meteorologist as well as a news anchor. Mary Kay Kleist had come to fame after working for CBS 2 Chicago as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, the highest distinction title, which she got in the year 2007.

Early Life and Childhood

Mary Kay Kleist was born on October 3. But her birth year and place haven’t been provided. Her age may be around 49-50 years old. And belongs to American nationality.

Reflecting on Mary Kay’s education, she attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Magna Cum Laude in B.A. degree in Radio and Television in the year 1992.

Then for her higher studies, she joined Mississippi State University. There she studied weather broadcasting and graduated with a degree granted from Broadcast Meteorology Program.

She might have completed her bachelor level studies at the age of 22 and hence we can assume that her birth year might be 1970. But this is just an assumption based on general calculations and Mary hasn’t shared her birth year officially.

Mary Kay Kleist – Net Worth 2022

Though she earns a decent amount of money, Mary hasn’t shared any details about her net worth and salary to date.

Relationship Status

Mary Kay Kleist is a married woman and has married Mark. They tied the knot on 20 January 1990 and they recently celebrated their two decades together.

The romantic couple is living happily with their family. It seems like the husband and wife is together for a very long time and have faced every ups and down of their life. The lovely couple is blessed with a son and a daughter.

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Caption: Mary Kay Kleist has been married to Mark for two decades. Source: Instagram

Moreover, she usually posts pictures of her son and daughter on social media. She has a handsome son named Blake who graduated in the year 2018.

Furthermore, the family has a strong bond between themselves and lives happily together in Naperville.

Body Measurements

Mary Kay Kleist has a beautiful blonde hair color with a pair of blue eyes. Regarding her other body measures, there is no information provided in any of the sources.

The beautiful news anchor is active on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Professional Life

Mary Kay Kleist is the meteorologist for 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts on CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in 2002 and became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in 2007.

Being a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist is the highest distinction in this industry.

She had begun after her graduation. At first, she had begun working with WJCL-TV situated in Savannah, Georgio, as the weekend weather anchor and general assignment reporter. Similarly, she worked for two years until 1992 at WJCL-TV.

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Caption: Mary Kay Kleist at her work (Source: Picdeer.org)

In the year 1995, she had then moved to Tampa, Florida to work for WFLA-TV as a meteorologist, where she worked from 1995-1999.

Likewise, she had even served as a weather reporter for The Tampa Tribune and as an anchor for WFLA-AM Radio. Then, since the year 1999, she had worked for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Miami, as a meteorologist.

Moreover, she joined CBS 2 Chicago, where she has been working as a reputed meteorologist until now since the year 2002.

Awards and Achievements

Mary Kay Kleist won 3 Emmys in 2015. They were respectively for coverage of the April tornados, a severe weather special, and the best on-camera weather anchor.

Including these awards, she has also earned several local Emmy Awards at CBS 2 and also an AMS Seal of Approval. Alongside this, she has also bagged the NWA Broadcasting Seal of Approval.

Mary Kay Kleist – Social Media

Currently, she has gained more than 1.9k followers on Instagram (@marykaykleist), more than 6.2k followers on Facebook (@MaryKayKleistMeteorologist), and has gained more than 3k followers on Twitter (@MaryKayKleist).