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Kolkmeyer Joins WGN News

May 15th, 2017

Morgan Kolkmeyer, who’s been forecasting weather in her hometown of Rockford since 2014, is moving up to Chicago’s top-rated morning show.

Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9 announced Monday that Kolkmeyer will join “WGN Morning News” as  the 4 to 6 a.m. weekday meteorologist. Starting later this month, she succeeds Demetrius Ivory, who now reports weather for “WGN Midday News” and the station’s 4 p.m. newscast.

“With the expansion of news at WGN, we’re excited to welcome Morgan to our ‘must watch’ WGN Morning News,” Jennifer Lyons, WGN news director, said in a statement. “Morgan has a passion for weather and forecasting that will help our morning viewers as they get out the door.”

Before joining NBC affiliate WREX in Rockford, Kolkmeyer worked for KQDS, the Fox affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota. She’s a 2013 graduate of Northern Illinois University. Kolkmeyer’s aunt, Sally Severson, has been a meteorologist at WISN, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, for more than 30 years.