- Full Name Morgan Kolkmeyer
- Occupation Meteorologist, Anchor
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Rockford, Illinois, USA
- Birth Date Sep 03, 1991
- Age 31 Years, 5 Months
Morgan Kolkmeyer | BiographyFormer morning news anchor at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois
In July 2019, Kolkmeyer announced during the Morning Show 'Anchor Chat' segment that she was pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband. Kolkmeyer later gave birth to her first child, son Brady, on 8 January 2020. A year later, the couple welcomed their second child, daughter Jaye Jen, on 1 October 2021.
Morgan Kolkmeyer is an American meteorologist currently serving as the weather anchor for the WGN Morning News.
Who is Morgan Kolkmeyer?
A native of Rockford, Illinois, Morgan Kolkmeyer was born on 3 September 1991. Kolkmeyer earned a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts, meteorology, and a minor in applied mathematical science from Northern Illinois University in 2013.
Kolkmeyer began her professional career as a weekend meteorologist and reporter at KQDS-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, in August 2013. She then spent three years as a morning and midday meteorologist and morning news anchor at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, before joining WGN-TV as a meteorologist in May 2017.
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The WGN meteorologist has mentioned on her social media bio that she is wife and mama. She and her husband, Ryan, married on 14 April 2018. After their marriage, the newlywed couple went on a honeymoon in Hawaii.
Kolkmeyer frequently features her husband on her social media posts, along with lovely captions. For example, on 14 August 2018, she posted a picture of her husband on Instagram from Glacier Lagoon-Jökulsárlón, captioning, "My handsome hubby who I love to adventure with. One of his fav spots."
In another Instagram post dated 29 November 2018, she shared a picture of herself with her husband, captioning, "the entire universe conspired to help me find you."
Is Morgan Kolkmeyer Pregnant?
In July 2019, Kolkmeyer announced during the Morning Show 'Anchor Chat' segment that she was pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband. A clip from the television series Friends was aired on the show just before her announcement.
She said she revealed the news to her husband with a Friends reference, using "The One Where We Become Parents" onesie. During the announcement, she also said she was about 16-weeks along, and she would find out the gender of her baby at her 20-week appointment.
Kolkmeyer later gave birth to her first child, son Brady, on 8 January 2020. Brady was born at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and 18 inches in height.
On 15 June 2021, she shared a picture of herself showing her baby bump with her husband and son on Instagram. In a separate post that same day, she announced that her baby girl would come in less than four months. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Jaye Jen, on 1 October 2021.
Feedbacks during Pregnancy
Kolkmeyer publicly shared some notes and statements from viewers and the public during her pregnancies. In a clip that aired on WGN Morning News in November 2019, she read some of the negative social media comments she received on social media about her fashion choices while pregnant.
In one of those comments, a viewer commented Kolkmeyer is pretty but wearing regular dresses in pregnancy looks trashy. Kolkmeyer later told Chicago Tribune that she usually chooses to laugh off such comments then be offended.
During her second pregnancy in July 2021, Kolkmeyer shared a list of things people said to her during her pregnancy. She said on the Morning Show that people said her statements such as "Wow you're huge. That's going to be a BIG baby," "Looks like someone was busy during the pandemic," and "I just thought you did an all you can eat pancake competition."
Red Finn Commercial
In early 2019, Redfin, a Seattle-based full-service real estate brokerage company, released a commercial featuring a lady who told about the services company provided. After the commercial aired, many people were confused if the lady in the clip was Kolkmeyer, as they somehow looked alike.
However, that was not the case; the part was played by the American actress Erin Cahill. She is well known for her roles like Jen Scotts in Power Rangers Time Force, Kendra Burke in Saving Grace, and Ted Mosby's sister Heather in How I Met Your Mother.
She has also appeared in the ABC series Red Widow, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Resident Evil: Vendetta. Moreover, Cahill is also known for being the first lead female character in the Call of Duty franchise. Since 2016, the actress has mainly worked in television movies for Hallmark and Lifetime.
In May 2020, Kolkmeyer also confirmed that she was not the commercial for the Redfin. In the WGN program Chicago's Very Own, she mentioned that fans asked if the lady in the Redfin ad was her sister or cousins and wondered if she had a side job as an actress.
"That is indeed not the case. I'm not the person on the Redfin commercial," Kolkmeyer added. Nevertheless, she made a similar clip with the WGN team, which played simultaneously with the original Redfin advertisement.
After the clip was played, the Chicago's Very Own co-hosts noted that they looked similar in a few shots. One of them even joked if she would feature in an hour-long Hallmark movie.