Tom Skilling Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Brother, Wife, WGN-TV, Net Worth, and Salary

Tom Skilling is an American WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Evening News from 5-7pm, WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten.

Tom Skilling Biography

Tom Skilling is an American chief meteorologist, who appears weekdays on WGN Evening News from 5-7 pm, WGN News at Nine, and WGN News at Ten. He has been working at WGN-TV for the last 40 years, he celebrated his 40th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2018.

Beginning his successful career at the unheard-of age of 14, He was hired by WKKD in Aurora, IL while attending West Aurora High School. He joined WLXT-TV three years later while going to school during the day.

Tom Skilling Career

In 1970, He moved to Madison, WI to study meteorology and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, while continuing to work in radio and television. His first television job was at age 18 in Aurora, IL, at WLXT-Channel 60. Then on to WKOW-TV (ABC affiliate) and WTSO radio in Madison, WI before going to work for WITI-TV, Milwaukee from 1975-1978, where he was rated the city’s #1 meteorologist.

He has been working at WGN-TV since joining on August 13, 1978. Since then, he has established himself as a respected meteorologist both locally and nationally, known for his in-depth reports, enthusiasm, and use of state-of-the-art technology. Skilling was the chief meteorologist on WGN Midday News and also newscasts For over 30 years. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates from Lewis University, St. Mary’s of Minnesota, and Aurora University.

Tom helped coordinate the Tribune Weather Center, which combines the meteorology resources and expertise of WGN-TV, CLTV, and the Chicago Tribune in one location in early 2004. He has been a driving force behind the Chicago Tribune’s weather page. Another element in the column is “Ask Tom Why,” in which Tom takes viewers’ questions and answers the “why” behind the weather since 1997. In October 2008, Tom and the Weather Center began providing weather reports to WGN Radio. Tom has as well received an immense response for the weather blog.

Tom Skilling Age

He was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois United States. He celebrates his birthday on February 20 every year. Skilling is 71 years old.

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Tom Skilling Height

Skilling stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches.

Tom Skilling Family and Brother

Skilling was born to Betty (néeClarke) and Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, Jr. as the firstborn of four children. His father was a sales manager for an Illinois valve company. His Younger brother is discredited by former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling.

Tom Skilling Wife

Skilling is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.

Tom Skilling Gay

Information about Tom being gay will be updated soon.

Tom Skilling Net Worth

Skilling has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million- $ 5 Million which he has earned through being a chief meteorologist.

Tom Skilling Salary

Skilling earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Tom Skilling Surgery/ Weight loss

WGN meteorologist announced Saturday he was to step away from the weather center for several weeks to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure to help with weight loss. He added in his post that he’s been preparing for the surgery for the past six months.

Tom Skilling WGN-TV

Skilling works at WGN-TV where he works alongside other famous WGN-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Kaitlin Bennett
  2. Julie Unruh
  3. Mike Toomey
  4. Judy Wang
  5. Pat Tomasulo
  6. Erik Runge
  7. Dan Roan
  8. Dean Richards
  9. Dana Rebik
  10. Marcella Raymond
  11. Larry Potash
  12. Dan Ponce
  13. Jarrett Payton
  14. Micah Materre
  15. Lauren Magiera
  16. Mike Lowe
  17. Nancy Loo
  18. Paul Lisnek
  19. Sean Lewis

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Skilling.

Who is Skilling? He is an American chief meteorologist
Age69 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 8 inches
SpouseNot Available
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 million- $ 5 Million
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