Would Your Child Like to Be a Weatherperson?







CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab on site




Philadelphia, January 30, 2014 – Does your child have dreams of a career as a TV weathercaster? CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr is giving local youngsters a chance to show off their forecasting skills on television. Orr and the Eyewitness News weather team are hosting auditions for young broadcasters to audition at the “Kidcaster Search” Saturday, February 8, 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Center Court at Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.


Orr, who has helped area teachers develop coursework for children in meteorology, began the program in 2004 to give area youngsters a chance to play TV weathercaster while encouraging their enthusiasm for science.


CBS 3’s entire weather team — Meteorologists Kate Bilo, Katie Fehlinger, Carol Erickson and Justin Drabick will join Orr in Plymouth Meeting for the auditions which are open to young people ages 6 to 16. The CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab, the station’s weather station on wheels, will also be on location at the Mall, demonstrating the latest in weather technology.


The best performances of the February 8th “Kidcaster” try-out will be featured on the early morning and 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News the week of February 17th. Auditions will also be posted on CBSPhilly.com.


Youngsters will be videotaped delivering a one-minute forecast on a simulated weather set. They may bring their own forecast, make one up on site or a script will be provided. “Kidcaster gives us a chance to meet local children,” says Orr, “and, hopefully, get them excited about future careers in science and math.”


For additional details on the CBS 3 “Kidcaster Search” and an application, go to http://www.CBSPhilly.com/cbs3kidcaster. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application.


A retail, dining, and entertainment destination, Plymouth Meeting Mall is anchored by Macy’s, Boscov’s, and Whole Foods Market and Café and features more than 100 specialty retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Charming Charlie, Express, H&M, J. Crew Factory, Justice, and Victoria’s Secret. Plymouth Meeting Mall is owned, managed, and leased by PREIT, a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls designed to fit the dynamic communities they serve. The Company’s website can be found at http://www.preit.com.




CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.




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