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This profile was last updated on 9/29/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    American Meteorological Society's Broadcast Meteorology
  • Member of the Board of Broadcast Meteorology
    American Meteorological Society
  • Member, Broadcast Meteorology Board of Directors
    American Meteorological Society
  • Board Member
    Literacy Volunteers
  • Board Member
    American Meteorological Society's Board of Broadcast Meteorology

Education

  • B.S. , Broadcast Journalism and Marketing
    Syracuse University
  • B.S. , Meteorology
    State University of New York at Oswego
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Meteorology
    State University of New York at Oswego
  • dual B. S. degree , Broadcast Journalism and Marketing
    S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and School of Management at Syracuse University
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Web References
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
www.broadcastpioneers.com, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kathy Orr The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
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Kathy Orr
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Emmy award winning Meteorologist Kathy Orr provides forecasts weekdays on Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly and at 11 p.m. on CBS 3, KYW-TV. She also provides forecasts for CBS 3′s sister radio station, 94 WIP.
Orr arrived in Philadelphia in 1998 as the first female meteorologist in the Philadelphia television market. Named "Rookie of the Year" by the Delaware County Times in 1999, Orr's forecasting and reporting have earned her eight Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for "Best Weathercaster. She has also earned top honors from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association and in 2008, was named "Best Weathercaster" in Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" issue.
Orr has had many career highlights since joining CBS 3 in 2003. In 2004, she broadcast live from the cockpit of a hurricane hunter aircraft while flying through Hurricane Ivan. For two seasons she served as the official meteorologist of the Philadelphia Eagles and broadcast live from the 2005 Super Bowl. In 2008, Orr broadcast live from the World Series and provided weather updates and commentary for CBS Radio locally, for XM Radio, ESPN Radio and Sports Illustrated.com.
A former board member of the American Meteorological Society's Board of Broadcast Meteorology, Orr selected candidates to receive the coveted AMS Seal. In addition, she is a mentor for the American Meteorological Society's, Datastreme Project. For nearly 10 years she has educated teachers in the field of Meteorology so it can be added to the curriculum in local schools.
Orr earned a B.S. in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego and a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing from Syracuse University. She holds the NWA, AMS and CBM Certifications in Meteorology. Before coming to KYW-TV, Kathy worked at WCAU-TV, NBC 10, here in Philadelphia.
Orr is devoted to serving the community through local charities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Orr enjoys sharing her knowledge of and passion for weather as demonstrated by her community project, "Kidcasters" that gave local students a rare opportunity to audition for a live appearance on a CBS 3 weathercast.
In 2003, Orr was recognized by the New Jersey Governor's Office for her "Orr at the Shore" series of summer reports that highlighted environmental awareness along the Jersey Shore. The Jersey shore is an issue dear to her heart, since her family has vacationed "down the shore" for more than 30 years. The series reached a milestone, its 100th show, in 2009.
Orr resides in South Jersey with her husband and two children.
Today's News
www.prnewswire.com, 26 Nov 2002 [cached]
Emmy Award-Winning Meteorologist Kathy Orr Joins KYW-3's Eyewitness News Team
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Meteorologist Kathy Orr, winner of four consecutive regional Emmy Awards for her weather forecasting, will join KYW-3's Eyewitness News team at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. beginning in January 2003, News Director Susan Schiller has announced.
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"Kathy Orr is one of Philadelphia's most trusted and knowledgeable weathercasters," Schiller says.
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Orr has been the weekend weather forecaster for NBC 10 (WCAU-TV) in Philadelphia since October 1998.Prior to Philadelphia, Orr was chief meteorologist at WTVH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Syracuse, New York.Orr's weather forecasting expertise has placed her at the forefront of her industry.In addition to winning the 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.Orr was educated at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University for her degree in Broadcast Journalism and at the State University of New York at Oswego for Meteorology.Orr has held the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval in Meteorology since 1994.She began her broadcasting career with CBS in New York City.Orr and her husband, Peter, and daughter, Isabella, reside in Chester County.
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The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
www.broadcastpioneers.com, 27 April 2008 [cached]
Kathy Orr, Emmy-winning meteorologist for KYW-TV (CBS 3) & the CW Philly
CBS 3: Kathy Orr
kyw.com, 25 Oct 2004 [cached]
Kathy OrrCBS 3: Kathy Orr
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Kathy Orr
Emmy award winning Meteorologist Kathy Orr joined CBS 3's Eyewitness News team in January, 2003.She provides forecasts weekdays on Eyewitness News at 4, 6, and 11p.m.She also provides forecasts for CBS 3's sister station, SportsRadio 610 WIP.
Orr came to Philadelphia in 1998 as the first female Meteorologist in the Philadelphia television market.Named "Rookie of the Year" by the Delaware County Times in 1999, Orr's forecasting and reporting earned her four consecutive Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for "Best Weathercaster" in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.She joined CBS 3 from NBC 10 in Philadelphia.Previously, she was chief meteorologist at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York.
As a member of the American Meteorological Society's Board of Broadcast Meteorology, Orr serves as one of 11 board members who select candidates to receive the coveted AMS Seal of Approval.In addition, Orr is a mentor for the American Meteorological Society's DataStream Project in the Delaware Valley, educating teachers in the field of Meteorology so that it can be added to the curriculum in local schools.
Orr received her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego.She also holds a dual B. S. degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and School of Management at Syracuse University.She has held the AMS Seal Of Approval in Meteorology since 1994.
Orr is devoted to serving the community through local charities including the Philadelphia chapters of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.A former board member of Literacy Volunteers, Orr was awarded the New York Governor's Award for community service in 1998.
Orr enjoys sharing her knowledge of and passion for weather as demonstrated by her most recent community project, "Kidcasters," that gave local students a rare opportunity to audition for a live appearance on a CBS 3 weathercast.
In 2003, Orr was recognized by New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey for her "Orr At The Shore" series of summer reports that highlighted environmental awareness along the Jersey shore - an issue dear to her heart given her family vacations "down the shore" for more than 30 years.
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Orr resides in South Jersey with her husband and daughter.
feb11news
www.ametsoc.org, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
The meeting was well attended by the chapter membership and was also attended by Kathy Orr, meteorologist from CBS3 in Philadelphia.
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