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: 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.


Kylie’s Kids: Arlyn & His Baby Sister

Moving the entire family can be a huge deal, especially when it’s unexpected. This is exactly what happened with Kylie’s Kid Arlyn.


Kylie’s Kids: Lennon’s First Snow

Six-year-old Lennon from Houston, Texas had never seen snow. So, Friday was a bright spot during a bone marrow transplant and treatment.


Kylie’s Kids: Sydney & JoJo Updates

We have a couple of good updates to pass along for our Kylie’s Kids.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Gus

Some children are just wise beyond their years, and this week’s Kylie’s Kid is one of them.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Griffin And His Pogo Stick

For 9-year-old Griffin Dahmen his love of pogo sticking isn’t just for fun, it’s helping him recover from a rare form of cancer.


Kylie’s Kids Update: Elisa’s Improvement Surpasses Expectations

People travel to the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital for treatment from all over the world. One of those was Kylie’s Kid Elisa, who we introduced you to last year.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Andrew

Almost all doctors will say, don’t use Google for medical advice. But for the family of this week’s Kylie’s Kid, when they asked Siri what was wrong with their 4-year-old, the answer was surprisingly correct.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Jace

Back to school is a time for excitement, new beginnings, new lessons. One metro school got an extra lesson about cancer this year. When Kylie’s Kid, Jace, started first grade, his parents wanted to make sure all his friends understood why he looked a little different from last year.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Karenna

Karenna has spent her summer planning gifts for kids in the hospital. Her mission is appropriately called “Give A Gift, Give a Smile.”


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Evan

It’s not very often you hear about babies battling cancer. But this week’s Kylie’s Kid was diagnosed at just 7 months old with an extremely rare type of lung cancer.


Kylie’s Kid: Leukemia Won’t Stop Max’s Love For Baseball

For Kylie’s Kid Max, it doesn’t matter if it’s cancer or chemo. He’s not letting anything stop him from doing what he loves.


Kylie’s Kids: Deanna The Cancer Destroyer

Every week, Kylie Bearse meets a child battling a serious illness, but this week she’s bringing a special “mom” edition of Kylie’s Kids.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Kylie

This week’s Kylie’s Kid has a familiar name – Kylie! This Kylie is 11 years old and loves music and sports. She is a Special Olympian but she also puts on a golf tournament every year to help other kids who battle seizures, just like she does.


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Addie

It’s amazing the people who come out to support families when their kid is in the hospital. For Addie, she calls her team “Addie’s Army.”


Kylie’s Kids: Meet Ava

After a major heart surgery, Ava is back where she loves to be — the softball field.



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