Meet ‘Betty The Weather Cat’, The Kitty Who Went Viral After Bombing Her Meteorologist Dad’s At-Home Forecast

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These days, people have been urged to work from home if they are able to.

As a result, Jeff Lyons, a meteorologist for Indiana’s 14 News, has begun broadcasting his weather forecasts from home.

But, like many other people, Lyons has found that working from home can get quite tricky when you share your home with little pets who think you should give them your undivided attention.

When Lyons’s kitty, Betty, saw her daddy working from home, she realized that this could be her big break; she was going to get on camera and steal the show.

While Lyons was giving his broadcast, Betty persuaded him to include her in the shot. In between takes, Lyons humoured the little cat’s request and showed her off to the camera.

The clip was later broadcasted on 14 News and viewers immediately fell in love with the beautifully fluffy little cat.

Betty quickly went viral, and now she’s regularly appearing in Lyons’s broadcast as his cute little honorary co-presenter.

In one clip, she even got her own little “lower third graphic” in which she was referred to by her new nickname: “Betty the Weather Cat”.

Betty is a complete natural and Lyons better watch out or this little kitty may just steal his job!

Meteorologist Jeff Lyons has recently begun delivering his forecasts from home.

Jeff Lyons – 14 News

And his kitty Betty has quickly decided that this is her time to shine.

So, Betty is now viral on the Internet ! I've had a lot of requests for the video, so here is the behind-the-scenes (thanks to Jackie Monroe at the studio) and then what went over the air. As you can see, Betty needs to be limbered up before showtime ! What should our next stunt be ?

Posted by Jeff Lyons – 14 News on Monday, April 13, 2020

The adorable kitty has gone viral after joining her daddy on-screen…

Jeff Lyons – 14 News

… and people just can’t get enough of her.

Jeff Lyons – 14 News

Lyons might have some real competition on his hands.

Jeff Lyons – 14 News

Lyons may claim that Betty can’t ACTUALLY take over his job. But we’re not so sure…

Even with all of your kind comments, Betty doesn't seem to be handling her new-found fame very well ! Of course, she's 10 years old, so can be a little crabby when I put her out of her comfort zone…but then again, aren't we all ?

Posted by Jeff Lyons – 14 News on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

We think Betty is a born star and can do anything she sets her furry little mind to.


After 11 years of lounging around the house, I'm putting this cat to work…for you ! There's a fine line between clever and creepy…what do you think of this format for some actual useful information ? I helped her with the forecasting, if that makes any difference !

Posted by Jeff Lyons – 14 News on Thursday, April 16, 2020

She’s a ray of sunshine on a rainy day, and she’s doing a great job at cheering us all up.


After a frosty start, Saturday will bring a purrfectly sunny, mild Spring Day !

Posted by Jeff Lyons – 14 News on Friday, April 17, 2020

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