to Audition Next Generation of Forecasters at Area Malls in November; Three `Kidcasters' to Win Weather Appearance on CBS 3Today's NewsToday's NewsKathy Orr
to Audition Next Generation of Forecasters at Area Malls in November; Three `Kidcasters' to Win Weather Appearance on CBS 3
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Does your child have dreams of a career as a TV weathercaster?CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr, who has helped area teachers develop coursework for schoolchildren in meteorology, is giving local youngsters a chance to try their forecasting skills on air as part of CBS 3's "Kidcaster Search."Orr
will be holding auditions for local children in three age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 and 12-14 in area malls throughout November.One youngster from each group will earn the opportunity to deliver an actual forecast on CBS 3's weekend edition of Eyewitness News
during the holidays next month."I hope our Kidcaster auditions will inspire local children and generate enthusiasm for science," says Orr
will broadcast a sampling of the auditions on CBS 3
and a panel of CBS
3 staffers will choose the three best auditions (one in each age group) to deliver a forecast live on CBS
3 in December.Orr's weather forecasting expertise has placed her
at the forefront of her
industry.In addition to winning the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for "Best Weathercaster" in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, she also serves on the American Meteorological Society's Broadcast Meteorology Board of Directors.
In addition, as a mentor for the American Meteorological Society's
DataStreme Project in the Delaware Valley, Orr
educates teachers in the field of Meteorology so that it can be added to the curriculum in local schools.