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Tom Skilling is known as an American television meteorologist. He is most famous for his work at WGN-TV in Chicago.

Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois. He was born to Thomas and Betty Skilling. He got his high school education at West Aurora High School. Upon his high school graduation, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. There, he studied for a degree in Meteorology and Journalism.

Career as an American meteorologist

Tom's broadcasting career started at the exceptionally youthful age of 14. His first job was at WKKD-AM and FM while he was still in high school. The station served the Kane, Kendall, and DuPage regions of Aurora. He satisfied his set of working responsibilities with the radio station all through the rest of his high school days.

The sprouting meteorologist joined WLXT-TV in August 1970. It was his start in TV broadcasting where he presented the daily climate forecast for the station. Tom Skilling was then contracted by the ABC-associated TV slot WKOW-TV and the neighborhood radio station WTSO AM, both authorized to Madison, Wisconsin. In 1975, Skilling was additionally on the books of the Fox-offshoot TV broadcaster, WITI, in Milwaukee, where he proceeded with his obligations as a meteorologist until 1978.

In the wake of leaving WITI, the broadcaster came back to the place where he grew up in Chicago with WGN-TV Channel 9. He made his arrival to the Chicago zone on August 13, 1978. Skilling has gradually worked his way up to the position of lead meteorologist of the station. He is additionally a reporter and writes the daily climate segment for the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Other than his on-screen work, Tom is additionally a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He has yearly courses at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab in Batavia, Illinois. There, he conveys his ability to expand mindfulness and learning about tornadoes and other serious climate conditions. He has likewise gotten a few honors including a 1995 Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.

Personal Life

Tom has never revealed any public information about his love life.

Brother Jeff Skilling

Tom's brother, Jeff Skilling has had his brushes with the law. He was indicted and at first condemned to 24 years in jail for insider trading. Jeff Skilling started his sentence on December 13, 2006, until 2018, housed at the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp in Alabama. In June 2013, a government judge approved a deal resentencing Skilling to 14 years.

Date modified: Mar 23, 2020
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