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Meteorologist and Mom

Phone: (856) ***-****  HQ Phone
Curious Parents
301 North Church Street Suite 226
Moorestown , New Jersey 08057
United States


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


  • 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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Curious Parents - Kathy Orr Meteorologist & Mom, 22 May 2012 [cached]
Kathy Orr: Meteorologist and Mom Curious Parents - Kathy Orr Meteorologist & Mom
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Kathy Orr Meteorologist & Mom
"Isabella said to me the other day 'I think it's going to rain," said Kathy Orr, Emmy-award winning meteorologist for CBS 3's Eyewitness News Team. Isabella, 5, may not know as much as Orr does about the changing weather patterns and the unpredictability of precipitation, but maybe on Kathy Orr
When William was born, Isabella, or, as Orr calls her, Bell, wanted to call him "sticky."
Orr relishes the time she spends with her children. "I spend all my free time with them," Orr said. "Even on Saturday nights we're having other families over."
Her husband, Peter, is staying at home for a couple years from his career as an insurance salesman so they can spend more time together as a family, but they both juggle the responsibilities of raising children.
"It's turned out really well," Orr said.
They also have their little rituals like when Orr does "the pick up" at Isabella's school.
"My time off is so precious," Orr said. "When the weather is really quiet I might be able to scoot home and tuck her in. It's always a big surprise so that's always fun."
A typical day off for the family might involve playing in the park on swing sets and jungle gyms in Moorestown, N.J. where they now live. Or they might go on hikes or swimming. Kathy Orr and Kids
"They love to swim at the Y," Orr said.
The one thing Orr and her family can't wait for is the summer. Ever since she was a little girl growing up in Syracuse, N.Y. she and her family would trek all the way to Cape May, N.J. for summer vacations. "My parents fell in love with it," Orr said.
And her love of the shore doesn't end at lounging around at the beach watching the waves crash onto the sand. Orr received recognition from the New Jersey Governor's Office in 2003 for her "Orr at the Shore" series of summer reports on a variety of shore-related topics, like the turtles of Sea Isle City, which is where the turtles migrate.
"It was bringing awareness to environmental issues at the shore," Orr said. "We had a project going with Rutgers University that we're doing again this year involving sea surface temperature, which is information that helps everyone from beachgoers to fishermen. The wind drives a lot of the changes in ocean temperature. We did a whole marine effort with them."
The one thing you may not know about Orr is that her first appearance on television wasn't forecasting the weather; she was a contestant on MTV's first non-musical program, Remote Control.
"They came to Syracuse and they had auditions," Orr said.
Several years ago, the station and Orr taught children across the region about what the life of a meteorologist is like with CBS's community project, Kidcasters. The program gave children the opportunity to make a live appearance on a CBS 3 weathercast.
"We used to do it in the malls and every Saturday would be a different mall," Orr said.
Today's News, 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.
"Kathy Orr is one of Philadelphia's most trusted and knowledgeable weathercasters," Schiller says.
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, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kathy Orr The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Kathy Orr
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
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.
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.
Untitled Document, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
KATHY ORR becomes the Chief Meteorologist at KYW-TV in Philadelphia from weekend meteorologist at WCAU-TV.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, 27 April 2008 [cached]
Kathy Orr, Emmy-winning meteorologist for KYW-TV (CBS 3) & the CW Philly
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