Betsy Kling Biography
Betsy Kling is an American Meteorologist who is currently working as a Chief Meteorologist and 5 pm anchor at WKYC studios in The Land. He specialized in getting northern Ohio’s forecast right while keeping it real. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards. Kling has won Emmy awards as both Chief Meteorologist and 5 PM What’s New Anchor at WKYC.
Betsy Kling Education
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she attended and graduated from Copley High School. Later on, she attended Bowling Green State University where she graduated with a degree in journalism and a minor in meteorology. Kling then finished her remaining meteorology coursework at Mississippi State University.
Betsy Kling Career
After graduating in 1997, Kling served as a Weekend Meteorologist at WKJG in Fort Wayne, Indiana Area for 3 years and 4 months. Later in August 2000, she joined WTLV/WJXX – TV in Jacksonville, Florida Area as a weekend meteorologist. She worked there for 2 years and 7 months before joining WKYC Studios.
Before coming home in 2003, she worked in different stations in different states. In 2008, Kling became Cleveland’s first female Chief Meteorologist. Kling has also earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist accreditation from the American Meteorological Society. She has also received the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Talking about her accomplishments, in 2018 3News tapped her to start a multi-year initiative to encourage and promote girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). They called it “Growing Curiosity: Girls In STEM”. This station quickly gained recognition for shining the spotlight on women in STEM careers. In January 2020, she teamed up with Jay Crawford to debut What’s New. The newscast chronicled a mixture of personality and credibility. Jay and Kling guide those watching on-air and online through the day’s news and the latest happenings.
Joining the studios in March 2003, Betsy began as the Chief Meteorologist working for 21 years. Later on, she became the 4-5:30 PM anchor of What’s New & What’s Now with Jay Crawford and Betsy Kling. The show streamed on weekdays.
Betsy Kling Age
How old is Betsy Kling? Kling is 48 years old as of 2023. She was born on March 3, 1975, in BerlinCopley, Northeast Ohio, in the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on March 3 every year and her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Betsy Kling Height | Weight
How tall is Betsy Kling? Kling stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m). She has a moderate weight that compares to her height. Her other additional body measurements are currently not accurate. Moreover, she has a slim enviable physique that has accrued from her outdoor activities like fishing and tennis.
Betsy Kling Family | Parents
Betsy was born in Northeast Ohio, to her mom Sue also known as Saint Sue a twin sister to Sandi. On the 21st of November 2022, Sue shared her Thanksgiving recipe at WKYC. Betsy also shared her family’s recipe with a backstory behind it back in 2020. She mentioned that her aunt Sandi wrote it but she unfortunately passed away nine years ago. Additionally, she also said, “The line added by my grandmother (also passed) notes the eggs that my mom always forgot.”
Betsy Kling Husband | Spouse
Is Betsy Kling married? Yes. Kling happily married to her loving husband, Paul Thomas also a journalist. They exchanged vows back in August 1999. Thomas is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana who started as a news writer in various newspapers. Betsy first met him when they were both working at WKJG. Currently, they are proud parents of two daughters, Josie and Violette.
In her free time, one of the things she loves doing is spending time with her family. Betsy loves going out in the rain with her girls and during trips, they visit places like Akron Zoo Cuyahoga National Park, and the Amish country. Moreover, she frequently visits the library where her daughters spend several hours. Violet always makes some regular appearances in her mother’s forecasts.
Additionally, Betsy and her family were also featured in the Balanced Family winter issue in 2015, and they got to the cover page. She talked about her success at balancing her family life with the high demands of forecasting the very unpredictable weather in northeast Ohio. The loving couple and their two children currently reside in Cleveland, Ohio.
Betsy Kling’s Net Worth
Kling has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. His primary source of income is his successful career as a meteorologist.
Betsy Kling Salary
Kling receives an estimated annual salary of between $45, 445 – $145, 554.