Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse is the co-host and forecaster on WCCO MidMorning with Jason DeRusha. Born in the middle of a Minnesota snowstorm — it’s no surprise Kylie grew up to love, study and forecast weather. While Kylie moved around growing up, she was born in Burnsville, and also lived in Eden Prairie, making Minnesota home.
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Joined WCCO: 2014
Hometown: Burnsville, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Colorado, Mississippi State University

Music: I’ll listen to just about anything
Movie: The Princess Bride
TV Show: How I Met Your Mother or Friends
Author: Amy Pohler or Tina Fey
Food: Anything Italian
Local Restaurant: Bar La Grassa
Sport/Exercise: Running
Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln
Famous Minnesotan: Judy Garland
Vacation Spot: Cape Cod
Holiday: 4th of July

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs!
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Tea (I’m one of the few at ‘CCO who doesn’t drink coffee)
Paper or Plastic? One of my 50 reusable bags
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning (Particularly the Mid-Morning hour…)
East Coast vs. West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

Kylie Bearse is the co-host and meteorologist on WCCO MidMorning with Jason DeRusha. Born in the middle of a Minnesota snowstorm — it’s no surprise Kylie grew up to love, study and forecast weather. While Kylie moved around growing up, she was born in Burnsville, and also lived in Eden Prairie, making Minnesota home.

Outside of Mid-Morning, Kylie is usually bouncing around Minnesota’s outstanding children’s hospitals. Each Monday she lets the kids in them tell their stories in Kylie’s Kids. It’s easily her favorite part of the week.

Kylie began her career at KIFI in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She comes back to the Midwest from KTVX in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kylie has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!) and is now pursuing her meteorology degree online with Mississippi State University.

Kylie’s usually running around downtown Minneapolis or coaching with the Girls on the Run. She’s a brunch and happy hour connoisseur, a huge fan of the Minnesota theater scene and also strongly believes that the baseball season is far too short and would spend every night at Target Field if she could.

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Kylie’s Kids: Update From Arlyn

While Arlyn was waiting for a transplant at Masonic Children’s Hospital, his mom was also there, delivering his baby sister.


Kylie’s Kids: Student Not Letting Epilepsy Get In Way Of College Dream

As George applies for colleges, it’s hard not to look back and be grateful on what could’ve been a life changing diagnosis.


Create Ice Bubbles, Instant Snow With These Cold Weather Experiments

It can be difficult to have fun outside when temperatures plunge into subzero territory, but science offers a means for the curious (and winter weary) to take advantage of the bitter cold.


‘You’ll Get Through It’: Boy Battles Cancer With Positivity, Wisdom

“To have a child who feels like he can do things, who makes meaning out of struggle, who looks for the good in everything is a real gift,” his mother said.


How Does Snow Make Our Temperatures Colder?

We’ve got another blast of arctic air coming just in time for New Year’s Eve, but (if you can believe it) this one looks to be even colder than the frigid temps on Christmas.


Minn. Dogs Participate In Nationwide Stem Cell Study For Arthritis

Just like humans, dogs are living longer. So veterinarians are seeing more arthritis in dogs than ever before. One new way of relieving those aches and pains is drawing on research done on Minnesota dogs as part of a nationwide study.


Abbey, 14, Beats Cancer And Heads To State Finals

Going to the state finals is a big deal for any teenager. But for Abbey it marks a somewhat more surreal milestone.


After Losing Mother To Cancer, Sisters Put Together Special Dance For ‘Holly Ball’ Fundraiser

This year, the Holly Ball has taken on a new meaning for two of those dancers who lost their mom to cancer last spring.


‘Super Hero Blood’ Helping 7-Year-Old Battle Rare Genetic Disease

Landen came all the way from Michigan to get his blood genetically modified to help him battle a rare brain disease.


2 Minn. Girls Cast In ‘Waitress’ Broadway Performances At Orpheum

Dozens of local girls auditioned for chance to be in a Broadway show before kindergarten. Waitress is coming to the Orpheum Theater, but a few weeks ago they needed to add one crucial role — and they needed Minnesota talent to make it happen!


Dream Of Being A Mom Intact After Student Beats Ovarian Cancer

Trina didn’t know just how amazing the community at Gustavus was until this summer, when she found out she had cancer.


Richfield H.S. Student With Cerebral Palsy Uses iPad To Communicate

There’s an app for just about everything now. From social media to games, it’s changed the way we communicate. And that couldn’t be truer for this week’s Kylies Kid.


While Fighting Rare Disorder, 4-Year-Old Remains ‘Everyone’s Best Friend’

Even at only 4 years old, Mikinley makes a pretty good doctor.


Kylie’s Kids: Jasmine & ‘The Dude’

Every day when Jasmine is at Children’s Minnesota she watches their TV channel Star Studio, with its star, “The Dude.”


Kylie’s Kids: 15 Surgeries For Girl, 9, With Rare Bone Disorder

One surgery is a big deal for anyone, but this week’s Kylie’s Kid has already had 15. And she’s only 9 years old!


Kylie’s Kids: U Of M Tech Helps In Twins’ Separation Surgery

Separating twins Paislyn and Paisleigh would require some technology developed right at the University of Minnesota.


Kylie’s Kids: Updates On Jazzy & Nathalia

It’s always great to bring encouraging updates from the patients profiled in Kylie’s Kids, and this week Kylie Bearse has two to share.


Kylie’s Kids: Luke Visits Yellowstone & JoJo The Junior Race Car Driver

We’re hitting a big milestones with a few of our Kylie’s Kids. We wanted to share a few happy updates with you.


‘At One With The Sky’: Kylie & Jason Hang Glide In Lake City

Minnesota isn’t a typical place you think of for hang gliding; usually you need a mountain or cliff. But Eagle Hang Gliding in Lake City takes a different approach to getting you in the air.


Kylie’s Kid: Meet Avery

Following a routine doctor’s appointment before the beginning of junior high, this week’s Kylie’s Kid went from swimming competitively to relearning how to walk.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Madison

For every 100 babies that are born, on average one will have a heart defect. Congenital heart defects are much more common than people think. It’s something Madison’s parents found out when they joined a large and loving community of heart families.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Meadow

Nurses let her practice a few skills, because Meadow wants to be a nurse when she grows up.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Maddie

Maddie is captain of her softball team this year, and heading to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to keep playing this fall.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Kaidyn

Five-year-old Kaidyn travels an hour three times a week for therapy at Gillette Children’s Hospital. Despite the travel time, her family said it is worth it for the great care she receives.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Summer

For years Tom and Tori Ostlund have been supporting the University of Masonic Children’s hospital by going to Winefest. The event helps raise money for kids at the hospital. This year, it has a different meaning for the couple as they are the honorees.



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