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CBS Owned Stations Adding Viewers to Weather Team

weather watcher kcncWhat started at WCCO is spreading to other CBS owned stations.

Following the Minneapolis CBS owned station’s lead, KCNC in Denver, KYW in Philadelphia and WCBS in New York have begun looking for “Weather Watchers” to add to the station’s weather team.

“We’ve been thrilled to discover how many of our viewers have sophisticated equipment at home from anemometers and hygrometers, for wind and humidity, to rain gauges,” KYW chief meteorologist Kathy Orr said in a press release.

“Our weather watchers are your neighbors,” reads the KCNC website. “They tell us how much snow fell, or how temperatures are changing. They share pictures and video of cool weather events. They can even send a direct alert to the team in Colorado’s Weather Center.”

The point, according to station, is to use all the information to deliver the best forecast available.

KYW said its meteorologists will host workshops to give the weather watchers training, talk about climate and meteorology.

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Local Personalities to Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.

Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. Kathy Orr of KYW in Philadelphia will appear Tuesday, Adrienne Bankert of KTVT in Dallas will be on Wednesday, Carolina Bermudez of WCBS-WLNY in New York City will be on Thursday and Pat Harvey of KCBS in Los Angeles will round out the week on Friday.

Sharon Osbourne is off Monday – Thursday next week.

Katie Fehlinger Joins Philadelphia’s KYW Next Month

WCBS weathercaster Katie Fehlinger is set to return to her native Philadelphia in the fall. CBS confirmed the long-rumored move by Fehlinger today, announcing that she will join the CBS-owned KYW-WPSG duopoly.

Fehlinger will replace Kate Bilo as weather forecaster on the morning show. Bilo, in turn, replaces chief meteorologist Kathy Orr, reporting the weather for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts on KYW. Orr will shift to the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts, citing a desire to reduce her workload as her children get older.

Fehlinger has been at WCBS for only a short time — she joined the CBS O&O in New York in March after four years with Accuweather. Originally a general news reporter, Fehlinger switched her focus to weather in 2006. She calls her first weather report, an update on tornadoes in the Midwest for Fox News, the highlight of her career.“I never had a more exciting moment professionally,” she said. “I knew I had chosen the right career.”

Read the full press release after the jump.

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