Mary Kay Kleist Bio, WBBM, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Mary Kleist?

Mary Kleist is an American meteorologist who is working for WBBM as a weekend meteorologist on CBS News Chicago and weeknights on CBS2 News at 5 p.m. She joined the CBS 2 Chicago team in 2002. Further, she has served the station for more than 2 decades.

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Mary Kleist Date of Birth / Age

Kleist is approximately in her 40s as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. Even so, she celebrates her birthday on October 4th. However, we will update the information once available.

Mary Kleist Height

Kleist stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Mary Kleist Parents and Siblings

Kleist was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Mary Kleist Spouse(Husband)

Kleist exchanged vows with her husband and best friend, Mark on January 19th, 1996. As of 2022, they celebrated their 26th anniversary. The couple has two children. They reside in Naperville. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Mary Kleist Kids / Children

Kleist has a son, Blake Anthony, and a daughter, Kendra Zonca. Kendra was born on July 27th, 1998, and is 24 years old as of 2022. Blake was born on August 9th, 2000, and is 22 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Mary Kleist Education

After completing her high school education, Kleist went on to attend the University of Central Florida in 1988. Later, in 1992 she became its Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Radio and Television. From 1995 to 1997, she did her meteorology coursework at Mississippi State University.

Mary Kleist Career

Kleist works for WBBM as a weekend meteorologist on CBS News Chicago and weeknights on CBS2 News at 5 p.m. She joined the CBS 2 Chicago team in 2002. Further, she has served the station for more than 2 decades. In 2007, she became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, the industry’s highest distinction. Moreover, she has attained a number of local Emmy awards.

For instance, she gained three Emmy Awards in 2015 for broadcasts of the April tornados, drastic weather specials, and best on-camera weather anchor. Also, she has been awarded an AMS Seal of Approval and an NWA Broadcasting Seal of Approval. For more than 2 and a half decades, she has served as a meteorologist for print, radio, and television broadcasts.

In addition to that, she served in Chicago as a weather anchor for WGN-AM Radio and CLTV  from 1994 to 1995. Prior to WBBM, she served WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan as a meteorologist since 1999 and reported the weather for the station’s weekend newscasts. Additionally, she served in Tampa, Florida at WFLA as a meteorologist from 1995 to 1999.

To boot, she served as a weather reporter for The Tampa Tribune, the local edition of CNN Headline News as a weather anchor at WFLA-AM Radio. Nonetheless, she began her career when she served in Savannah, Georgia at WJCL from 1992 to 1994. During her time there, she served as the weekend weather anchor, a health and general assignment reporter, a news anchor, a photographer, and an editor. Else, she served the local edition of CNN Headline News as an anchor.

WBBM/ CBS 2 Chicago

Kleist works with CBS 2 Chicago where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Brad Edwards
  2. Irika Sargent
  3. Audrina Bigos
  4. Ryan Baker
  5. Marie Saavedra
  6. Jim Williams
  7. Joe Donlon

How Much Does Mary Kleist Earn?

Kleist approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Mary Kleist Worth?

As a meteorologist, Kleist has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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