Welcome to NEXT Weather!
To plan your life, you need to know what's next. If that is in 3 hours or 3 days. NEXT Weather is about preparation and accuracy. It means no surprises. So once it's on our radar - it's on yours.
Welcome to NEXT Weather at CBS Philadelphia!
Read more about the CBS3 NEXT Weather team below:
Chief Meteorologist Bill Kelly joined the CBS3 Next-Weather Team in January 2023 and will be found on weeknights at 5, 6 & 11 p.m. on CBS3, and at 10 p.m. on CW Philly.
Bill is recognized nationally for his popular "Weather on the Go" segments where he has been known to turn an entire golf course green into his weather "green screen," scale up into his forecast map shown on a giant green climbing wall and even paddle in front of a makeshift weather wall in a kayak! He has also won multiple awards for creating an innovative, at-home studio, in which he has a fully functioning chromakey wall, as well as outdoor live areas which utilize augmented reality graphics.
In addition to his on-air work, Bill has also led in corporate leadership roles by helping develop company-wide weather protocols and content, training talent in areas of delivery, graphical creation and facilitating augmented reality, and has been a speaker at the annual National Weather Association meeting of members.
Prior to joining WJLA, Bill served as the Chief Meteorologist at stations in Washington D.C., Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona and Spokane, Washington. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Broadcast News Communications, completed the respected two-year Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and has been an active, certified member with the National Weather Association for over 20 years.
He has been recognized for his work, honored with 12 Emmy awards, 6 Associated Press awards, a regional Edward R. Murrow award for technological innovation, and voted Best Weathercaster in both Columbus Monthly and Phoenix Magazine.
Bill has made guest appearances 12 times on ABC's Good Morning America and four times on the network's World News Tonight. Bill has been married to his wife, Jolene, for 20 years and together they have three daughters, including twins.
Meteorologist Kate Bilo joined the Eyewitness News weather team on CBS 3 and The CW Philly in October 2010.
Bilo, a native of Phoenixville, returned to the Delaware Valley from AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania where she had been a meteorologist since 2004. During her tenure with the weather service, she provided forecasts on TV and radio for numerous AccuWeather clients including FOX News, CNBC, ABC News Now and many local stations. She had also been the main morning weather anchor for the Bloomberg Television Network.
Bilo is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish and International Business. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.
A versatile broadcaster, in addition to her weather duties, Bilo has twice guest-hosted CBS's Daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show THE TALK.
A certified bookworm, Bilo sets a goal to read 100 books each year. In her effort to help children develop a love of reading, she serves as Champion of Reading for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer Reading program, visiting libraries to read to them. Bilo also enjoys traveling, bike riding and taking long walks. A thunderstorm junkie, her dream is to one day go on a tornado chase in the Plains.
Bilo is married and the mother of two young sons.
Meteorologist Grant Gilmore's blood may have thinned out a bit after spending several years in Florida, but he is no stranger to the cooler temperatures up north and the weather patterns that come with all four seasons.
Grant grew up in Saline, Mich. where he discovered his curiosity for the weather, climate, and science in general. He pursued his passion for weather at the University of North Carolina Asheville where he completed his degree in Atmospheric Sciences and played soccer all four years for the Bulldogs.
Following graduation from UNCA, Grant got his start in television at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Ga. and then WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C. In Greensboro he served as the Chief Meteorologist for four years and covered everything from hurricanes to crippling winter storms and everything in between.
Since 2009, Grant has held the distinction of being a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with the American Meteorological Society. In addition to maintaining this certification over the years, he has earned several Emmy awards for his coverage of winter storms in North Carolina to his work showcasing the impacts of climate change on hurricane activity in Florida.
Grant spent six years as the morning meteorologist at the CBS affiliate in Tampa Bay. While in Florida, he helped guide the Tampa Bay region and Central Florida through numerous tropical systems, most notably hurricanes Irma and Ian.
He and his wife, Liz met while working together in North Carolina, but were married in Cape May, N.J. in Liz's home state. Their two daughters, Finley and Rowen were born in Florida but love living in a place where it actually snows!
Grant is excited to forecast the dynamic weather that we have here in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. When he's not on TV talking about the weather you'll most likely find him looking for a way to get out in the weather with his family to go for a run, bike ride or just explore all of the historic places around the area. If you ever see him out don't hesitate to say hello!
Meteorologist Andrew Kozak's interest in weather began at the age of 4, all because of a giant stocking. Sounds funny, but that's actually what was used to create the iconic tornado in "The Wizard Of Oz". In fact, Andrew never really cared to watch the rest of the movie once the color kicked in; he wore out the VHS tape rewinding to the tornado part over and over again!
Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Andrew graduated from the State University of NY at Oneonta with a degree in meteorology and internship experience at WABC in New York City. Six days after graduating, he was out at his first on-air job in Casper, WY forecasting the weather and cohosting the morning show for the ABC affiliate.
Since then, he spent the better part of the last two decades tracking severe storms, tornadoes, floods and blizzards in Wichita, Tulsa, Memphis and Columbus, Ohio. He also spent some time helping out weather teams in Austin and Kansas City. He has co-hosted an entertainment show and hosted numerous entertainment, travel and celebrity segments as well.
Andrew joined the CBS 3 team in September 2022 and says he's excited to forecast the weather for the Delaware Valley, get involved in the community—and be "right down the road" from family.
Out of the studio, you can find Andrew exploring Philadelphia, eating his way through the city, working out (mainly because of all the eating), volunteering and testing his amateur chef skills. During college, he worked at a few high-end restaurants in NY, where he learned some culinary tricks from some of the best Italian chefs in the industry.
"Weather has been my passion since childhood when my grandfather took me flying, and after seeing my first tornado, I was hooked for life and simply can't imagine doing anything else."
Tammie is one of a handful of women nationwide that holds both the prestigious CBM (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorology Seal of Approval awarded by the American Meteorological Society, and the NWA Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. Both seals represent rigorous educational requirements in atmospheric science and the highest level of competency in communicating complex weather, climate change, and science. She was also selected as the first female chairman of the National AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology, she has served on various national boards for both organizations, and is currently an evaluator for AMS/CBM and NWA Seal applicants.
She holds a Master's degree in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University, a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Environmental Science from San Diego State University and a certification in Broadcast Meteorology.
A trained storm chaser and spotter, she loves sharing pictures and stories from her trips. Climate Change and Environmental issues have also been an important part of her work.
Before joining CBS3 she was the Chief Meteorologist at WCAU-NBC10 here in Philadelphia and has worked with CBS sister station WBBM in Chicago. Her career path includes weekend meteorologist at WMAQ-NBC Chicago and weekday morning meteorologist at WFLD-FOX Chicago. She was the first female Chief Meteorologist in Tampa/St Petersburg at WTSP, and a weekday meteorologist for WDJT in Milwaukee. Along the way, she has covered tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, earthquakes, and wildfires.
Honored with 9 Emmy awards including Best Weathercast, Best Science Story, and live reporting from the California Wildfires. She has also been recognized with an Associated Press Award for scuba diving on a 125-year-old Shipwreck, a Chicago Headline Club Award for escaping a submerged car, and a national NABJ award nominee for the Mystery of Lake Michigan's Underground Railroad Ships.
Tammie became a warrior for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research after her young son Caleb survived a brain tumor.
She is also involved with Disaster Relief, Pet Adoption, and STEM education including "Weather-With-Class" a series of weather and science presentations for schools.
Interests include her Spanish-Portuguese heritage, organic gardening, snow skiing, scuba diving, flying, and watching football, baseball, and hockey. She loves travel and has spent time as an exchange student to Japan and was a good will ambassador to Portugal.
Weather runs in the family. Her sister was a broadcast meteorologist, her brother is an airline pilot and her father worked on the NASA space program. Born in Pennsylvania she lives in Montgomery County with her husband and son.