KYW Philadelphia Expands Weather Team
The CBS Philadelphia duopoly of KYW (CBS) and WPSG (CW) will be expanding its Eyewitness News weather team this September when native Katie Fehlinger, currently the weekend morning weather forecaster for WCBS New York, comes on board.
The expansion allows Chief Meteorologist Kathy Orr to focus on the stations’ primary 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts beginning this August. Orr has decided to reduce her work schedule after 20 years of work as a broadcast meteorologist. “It’s been exciting, challenging and rewarding,” Orr says, “but, with two school age children who are growing up fast, I am trying to seek a balance in my life. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to continue contributing to the success of CBS 3 and The CW Philly and still be able to spend more time with my family.”
Current morning Meteorologist Kate Bilo will move up to the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts with Fehlinger, who arrives in September, replacing Bilo and joining the morning team of Ukee Washington, Erika von Tiehl and Bob Kelly.
Prior to joining WCBS as a weathercaster in April, Fehlinger was a forecaster for nearly five years at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pa. 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.
She began her broadcasting career in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley where she reported for RCN 4 in Bath and later did feature reporting for WLVT Philadelphia.
Fehlinger graduated summa cum laude from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She also studied geosciences at Mississippi State University.