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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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.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Twins Eliana & Connor

This week’s Kylies Kids defied all the odds after being born three months early. But Eliana and Connor have been fighters from Day 1 and are now still surprising doctors.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Jurnee

Getting glasses in elementary school is pretty common, but when this week’s Kylies Kid went to the eye doctor, they couldn’t fix the problem. That’s when they learned Jurnee needed much more than just eye glasses.


Kylie’s Kid: Meet Abbey

Athletes are thought to be some of the healthiest people around. But even those who are in the best shape can still get a devastating diagnosis.


Learn To Tap Trees, Make Maple Syrup In Minnesota

Love maple syrup? Well, now there are classes to learn how to make it right in the Twin Cities metro.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Luke

When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, often all the plans that were made before the diagnosis have to change.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Eddie

He wants to be a movie actor or director, but for now he’ll settle for entertaining everyone at Masonic Children’s Hospital.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Jazzy

For kids who are born with heart problems, sports aren’t usually an option. That is why this week’s Kylie’s Kid is so excited as she waits for her new heart. Jazzy can’t wait for the day she gets to play the sports she loves.


Freezing Rain Making For Slick Roads In Parts Of Minnesota

A warning to Tuesday morning commuters: The temperatures are dropping and the roads are slick due to freezing misty rain.


Winter Storm Expected To Hit Southern MN Hardest Later Tuesday

A winter storm is expected to move into the state later Tuesday – mostly after the evening commute.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Lily

At 12 years old, Lily is a self-taught artist. Every unexpected hospital stay means she has a lot of time to practice.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Nathalia

So many people live in Minnesota for that outdoor lifestyle. That’s especially true when you go to northern Minnesota, which is where this week’s Kylies Kid is from.



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