As we reported last month, Katie Fehlinger has been hired as the weekend morning meteorologist at WCBS-TV. Channel 2 made it official yesterday.
Fehlinger joins the station effective March 28. She’ll also do feature reporting during the week.
“Katie Fehlinger is passionate about weather,” said David Friend, WCBS-TV news director. “She is a great addition to the best TV weather team in the tri-state area.”
Prior to joining WCBS, Fehlinger spent four years at AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania where she delivered daily national weather coverage. During that time, she served as a regular football, baseball, and hockey game day weather reporter for the YES Network, several regional Fox Sports Networks, NESN, and the Big Ten Network.
Fehlinger began her broadcasting career in Lehigh Valley, PA. After doing reporting and long-form features, she made the switch to weather in 2006, and never looked back.
Her first-ever live hit was an update for Fox News on the tornadoes ripping through the Midwest. “Aside from the incredible nervous adrenaline, I never had a more exciting moment,” recalls Fehlinger.
A WCBS spokeswoman says meteorologist John Marshall, who joined WCBS for the weekend morning shift in August 2010, remains a per diem employee and they “hope to be able to have him continue to work for us on an as-needed basis.”