Who Is Betsy Kling?


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Betsy Kling is an Emmy award-winning weather forecaster and Chief Meteorologist for Cleveland's WKYC TV, as of 2015. Her forecasts are broadcast both on television and over Ohio's Clear Channel radio stations. She worked in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jacksonville, Florida, before returning to Cleveland, Ohio.

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Kling has earned multiple Emmys, including one in 2012 for a broadcast entitled "Christmas 2012: 'Twas the Night Before the Blizzard." She also won an Emmy in 2009 for Crafts: Weather and one in 2003 for her part in covering the tragedy of the Columbia shuttle. She was nominated for other Emmys in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Betsy Kling holds the title Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. It is awarded by the American Meteorological Society and, as of 2015, she is one of the few women in the country to have earned this title. She was also given the Seal of Approval by the National Weather Association, and later served as an evaluator for other Seal-of-Approval applicants.

In addition to professional accolades, Kling is considered to be active within her community, often speaking at civic engagement meetings as well as schools. She volunteers for many charities annually, and also produces a Weather Education Day every year in conjunction with Channel 3 and the Cleveland Indians.

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