It’s official. Katie Fehlinger has joined the WCBS weather team in New York and will be forecasting on the weekend morning shows.
Fehlinger, who spent four years at AccuWeather, official joins next Monday. The news was first reported last month by our sister site FishbowlNY.
“Katie Fehlinger is passionate about weather,” says News director David Friend, who is also SVP of News for the CBS TV stations. “She is a great addition to the best TV weather team in the tri-state area.”
More in the press release after the jump…
NEW YORK – David Friend, Senior Vice President, News, for the CBS Television Stations Group and News Director, WCBS-TV, announces the arrival of Katie Fehlinger to the CBS 2 Weather Team as a weekend morning meteorologist, effective March 28th. She will also do feature reporting weekdays.
“Katie Fehlinger is passionate about weather,” said Friend. “She is a great addition to the best TV weather team in the tri-state area.”
Prior to joining CBS 2, Fehlinger spent four years at AccuWeather, Inc. in State College, PA where she delivered daily national weather coverage. While at AccuWeather, Fehlinger served as a regular football, baseball and hockey game day weather reporter for several regional Fox Sports Networks, NESN, YES and the Big Ten Network. She has appeared on a host of other major networks including FOX News, FOX Business, ESPN, and ABC. Aside from the basics of forecasting, Fehlinger also brought a niche emphasis to climate change issues and the weather’s effects on sports.
Fehlinger began her broadcasting career in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley where she reported for RCN 4 located in Bath, and later did long-form feature reporting for WLVT-TV’s Emmy award-winning news/magazine show Tempo!. She took a bold step in 2006 by entirely switching her focus to weather – and her passion for meteorology has grown ever since.
Her first-ever live hit was an update for FOX News on the tornadoes ripping through the Midwest. “Aside from the incredible nervous adrenaline, I never had a more exciting moment,” said Fehlinger, and from that moment she knew she landed the right career.
Fehlinger graduated summa cum laude from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA with a bachelor’s in communications. She also studied geosciences under Mississippi State University.
WCBS-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporations.