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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.
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…
WCBS has reportedly hired weathercaster Katie Fehlinger.
Fehlinger comes to the CBS flagship from AccuWeather, where she’s worked as a host and producer since 2006.
TVSpy’s sister site FishbowlNY has learned that Fehlinger is set to join the station by the end of March. Although WCBS had no comment regarding Fehlinger, FishbowlNY reports that she was recently seen taking a tour of the station with news director David Friend.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Fehlinger is currently working towards a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. She has been hosting AccuWeather’s “Headline: Earth,” a series covering climate change.
Video of Fehlinger after the jump… Read more