Bruce Kalinowski has been a Cleveland television personality for more than 25 years. Kalinowski was the first meteorologist on camera when The Weather Channel launched in May of 1982. He's also a veteran of several local TV stations in Ohio and Minnesota.
He's now at WKYC/3, filling a vacancy created when the station's chief meterologist left to become co-host of the "Channel 3 News Today" morning show. Channel 19's Frank Macek wrote in his "Director's Cut" blog this afternoon that Kalinowski will also serve as a fill-in meterologist on other weekday and weekend newscasts.
Previously, Kalinowski was the weekend meteorologist for eastern Iowa's then premiere broadcast station, KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Lyndon State College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in meteorology. While in school, he started a student-run company, the New England Weather Net, which supplied local radio stations with daily weather updates via telephone.
Kalinowski is a member of Grace Community Church in Massillon, Ohio. He's also a regular guest preacher at other area churches. His faith has a strong influence on his work. He's taken a number of seminary courses and is an ordained minister.
The Garfield Heights (Ohio) High School Class of 1969 recently had a local WKYC TV crew come to their annual reunion picnic to surprise classmate Bruce Kalinowski, a Cleveland WKYC meteorologist. He had to work that night, so the class recorded this video for him.