Cindy Preszler (1960- ) is a broadcast meteorologist for WeatherSTL.com, a dynamic, interactive site delivering up-to-date weather information for the Greater St. Louis metro area. She was a television weathercaster who was the chief meteorologist at KSDK-TV 5, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1998 until 2016 when she accepted a buyout from Tegna. Preszler was one of five female chief meteorologists that were on TEGNA-owned NBC affiliates, including Monica Woods of ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento. Prior to arriving in St. Louis in October, 1998, the South Dakota native worked at several TV stations, including Chicago's NBC-owned WMAQ-TV, as well as on The Weather Channel (1987–92). Preszler has won 5 regional Emmy awards (including 17 nominations), an AP Award for feature story, 6 Missouri Broadcasters awards (15 nominations), one Illinois Broadcasters award, and was a fill-in for both The Today Show (NBC) and CBS This Morning. She previously chaired the AMS Broadcast Conference, and was featured in Sport Illustrated's "Women of Weather." She is currently a member of and/or holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, the National Weather Association Seal, and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology.
In 2003, KSDK was awarded the WeatheRate seal of approval, an award that certifies KSDK as the most accurate weather station in St. Louis. The data used to determine a winner is refigured every 6 months by the non-profit WeatheRate organization. Also in 2003, KSDK was awarded 14 Regional Emmy Awards, including Best Weathercaster.