This week we are celebrating the wonderful women at The Weather Channel! Not only are they strong and smart scientists, but they are also an inspiration to millions of females who are in, or will be, working in STEM fields.
Kelly Cass is an on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel who first appeared on air at the network in January 2000.
Before joining The Weather Channel, she was the morning weekday meteorologist at WRGB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Schenectady, NY, a position she held for seven years. While working at WRGB, she was awarded the New York State Broadcasting Award for “best storm coverage” during the blizzard of 1993. She began her career as associate producer and later, weeknight weather weathercaster at WTZA-TV (now WRNN), an independent station in Kingston, NY.
Among her special reports for The Weather Channel, Cass has presented a feature about being selected for a flight in an F-A 18 jet of the Blue Angels unit of the U.S. Navy.
Cass earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Adelphi University. She also holds a certificate of international study from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association, a broadcast meteorologist certificate from Mississippi State University, and is a full member of the American Meteorological Society.
We asked The Weather Channel’s female on-camera meteorologists to answer questions about their fellow co-worker, and this is what they had to say about the amazing Kelly Cass.
1. What do you admire most about Kelly Cass?
Kelly is so friendly and welcoming! But I admire most how easily she can assimilate and memorize new data and stories about the weather and share it effortlessly. – Jen Carfagno
2. What’s something you’ve learned from Kelly Cass?
I’ve learned how great it is to know local events and tid bits about different cities when doing the forecast. Kelly is the best at effortlessly adding that local flair. It’s her great attention to detail. – Maria LaRosa
3. How is Kelly Cass an inspiration to other females interested in weather and science?
Kelly Cass is an inspiration to other females interested in weather and science because she came from upstate NY, made her way to The Weather Channel and has had staying power! – Stephanie Abrams
4. What makes Kelly Cass unique?
She can handle any weather situation with her cool, calm, and collected personality! – Liana Brackett
5. Why is Kelly Cass an integral part to The Weather Channel family?
Kelly is not only a solid meteorologist, but is a solid co-worker as well! She’s constantly getting up to date on the latest information and bringing people what they need to know with each segment. She really shines in whatever role she is in, and I absolutely love how bright she is in the mornings. She helped me make it through my first week of morning shifts! – Dr. Erika Navarro
6. Kelly Cass is a role model in the meteorology field because…
She proves you can do it all! She’s an awesome person, great mom and fantastic scientist! – Alex Wilson
In a nutshell, Kelly Cass is basically Superwoman. There isn’t a day we aren’t grateful she is a part of The Weather Channel family!