Ch. 7’s Cheryl Scott on sports, weather, Cubs and her athletic past – Chicago Tribune

WLS-Ch. 7 meteorologist Cheryl Scott hosts the Fire’s Soccer and Style Fashion Show on Wednesday at ROOF on the Wit, where players such as Bastian Schweinsteiger will act like runway models to raise money for disadvantaged children in the Chicago area. Scott talked to Inc. about being a big fan of Chicago sports and her own background as an athlete.

On mixing weather and sports

What I love to do is look at the forecast and look at the games and say, OK, in my head, let’s plan this out. Let’s look at the players on the field: What are they known for doing well? What’s going to be a factor to hold them up a little bit or slow them down? Is it going to be an extremely high wind game? Is it going to be raining? … I created this little segment called “Weather the Odds,” usually during football season but also applies to some baseball as well. … Some people might like for baseball if we have winds out of the southwest blowing out at Wrigley (Field) at 20 (to) 25 mph, that’s going to make that ball fly about 20, 30 feet farther, which could be the difference between outfield or a home run. … But if you’re a pitcher, you’re not happy about it. It’s harder to throw to home plate against those high winds.

On that Instagram picture with Patriots owner Robert Kraft

My significant other (Dante Deiana, aka DJ Dante the Don) is from Boston, so he’s a huge Patriots fan. And he’s great friends with (and personal deejay of) Rob Gronkowski. And we were just at a party (after the Super Bowl) and that’s where the trophy was and Robert Kraft was there, and I’ve met him a few times, so I just said hello and got the opportunity to hang out for a minute and see the trophy.

On her college track and field career

I was a quick one. It led to great things and good opportunities, and I was recruited to run track at Brown University out of (Paul VI) high school (in Haddonfield, N.J.). … We were competitive and we worked really, really hard, and we worked year-round. And we still to this day have some records on the all-top-10 record board at Brown University. We have the (indoor) 4 x 400 relay, the (outdoor) 4 x 100, and I have a top 10 in the (indoor) long jump.