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This profile was last updated on 12/23/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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
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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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.
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www.kenlindner.com, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
KATHY ORR becomes the Chief Meteorologist at KYW-TV in Philadelphia from weekend meteorologist at WCAU-TV.
Fox 29 Adds Meteorologist ...
www.phillymag.com, 14 Sept 2015 [cached]
Fox 29 Adds Meteorologist Kathy Orr Fox 29 Adds Meteorologist Kathy Orr | News | Philadelphia Magazine
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Fox 29 Adds Meteorologist Kathy Orr
Orr left CBS 3 this summer during a new general manager's "bloody plan" to shake up the station.
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Kathy Orr - Fox 29
Fox 29 announced today it has hired Kathy Orr to do the weather on its 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
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Orr was let go by CBS 3 in late June as part of an overhaul of the station by higher-ups.
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Orr said earlier this summer she left CBS 3 of her own volition.
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Read More About: CBS 3, Fox 29, Kathy Orr
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Fox 29 is the landing pad for the discarded media types (not disrespecting Kathy because she's a MILF)
Today's News
www.prnewswire.com [cached]
Kathy Orr to Audition Next Generation of Forecasters at Area Malls in November; Three `Kidcasters' to Win Weather Appearance on CBS 3Today's News
Today'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.
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Orr will broadcast a sampling of the auditions on CBS 3.She 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.
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