Tom Skilling WGN, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, and Net Worth

Tom Skilling Bio | Wiki

Tom Skilling (Full Name: Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III) is a famous American television meteorologist. Currently, he serves as a Chief meteorologist at WGN-TV based in Chicago. Previously, he worked at WKKD and observed that its forecasts were inaccurate due to they were for Chicago and not Aurora. 

Tom approached WKKD and offered to forecast the weather for many days, and the condition that if his forecasts were accurate he would be hired to host his own weather program.

Tom Skilling Age | Birthday

He was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois in the United States. Tom is 70 years old. He celebrates his birthday on February 20, every year.

Tom Skilling Height

He is a man of average stature. Tom stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx 1.72 m).

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Tom Skilling Family

He was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois by his caring and dedicated parents. Tom’s parents were Betty (néeClarke) and Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, Jr. He was the first of four children namely Jeffrey Skilling, Sue Skilling, and Mark Skilling.  His dad was a sales manager at an Illinois valve company.

Tom Skilling Brother

Jeffrey Skilling a younger brother to Tom is a discredited former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling. Jeff was convicted and initially sentenced for 24 years in prison. The reason for being due to his conspiracy, insider trading, making false statements to auditors, and securities fraud.  On December 13, 2006, Jeffrey started his sentence up to 2018, housed at the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.

On Friday, 21 June 2013, a federal judge approved a deal resentencing Jeff to a period of 14 years, minus the time of six years which he had already been sentenced. Jeff was scheduled for release on February 21, 2019, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, but was released from prison and sent to a halfway house in Texas to serve out his prison sentence on August 30, 2018.

Tom Skilling Wife

Currently, Tom stays, in Aurora. There is, no information on whether Tom is single, dating, or married. Once the details concerning Tom’s love partner are available we shall update it as soon as possible.

Tom Skilling Education

He attended West Aurora High School. Later on, Tom attended Wisconsin-Madison Campus and completed his course in meteorology and journalism. Before,  he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

Tom Skilling WGN

He relocated to Chicago and began working for WGN-TV Channel 9 on August 13, 1978, after leaving WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of now, Tom is rumored to be the highest-paid local broadcast meteorologist in the U. S and now, he is WGN’s chief meteorologist. In addition, he also writes the daily weather column in the Chicago Tribune with his weather broadcasts always featuring the latest technology in computer imagery and animation techniques.

Tom has correctly predicted the Groundhog Day blizzard almost two weeks before it paralyzed the Chicago area and has long been hailed for his in-depth reports and striking accuracy. Bob Collins, his late WGN colleague used to call him “Skillful”. Tom was consulted for the movie The Weather Man, which was set in his hometown of Chicago at a fictionalized version of WGN. Up to 2022, Tom is under contract at WGN.

Tom’s colleagues at WGN Include:

Morgan Kolkmeyer-Meteorologist

Bronagh Tumulty– reporter

Lauren Magiera – anchor

Meghan Dwyer-reporter

Paul Konrad-anchor

Micah Materre– reporter

Mike Lowe – reporter

Dan Ponce– reporter

Tom Skilling Weather

He began his broadcasting career when he was 14 years old. When still attending school at West Aurora High School, serving at WKKD-AM and FM. Tom started serving working in Aurora, Illinois, at WLXT-TV. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study meteorology and journalism and while there, he served at WKOW-TV and WTSO AM in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, he served as a meteorologist at WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1975 to 1978.

Tom Skilling Health | Surgery

His health as his primary concern, Tom underwent gastric bypass surgery in March. So far he has since lost 110 pounds. Tom shared the news about his procedure with his thousands of followers on Facebook in February. He shocked viewers with his dramatic weight loss.

Most importantly, the WGN station aires an 8-minute segment in which medical reporter Dina Bair details Tom’s journey. He had been struggling for many years with his weight, citing sleep apnea, immobility, and exhaustion as reasons for his decision to undergo surgery.

Tom Skilling Email

If one wants to contact Tom you can get him via the following contacts; WGN Television 2501, West Bradley Place Chicago, Illinois 60618-4718,773-528-2311

Tom Skilling Retired

He has not retired but Tom had announced on a Saturday that he will step away from the weather center for many weeks to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A beloved local forecaster said in a Facebook post that Tom was to be on air on a Monday before taking leave for a period of four to six weeks.

Tom Skilling Weight Loss

On March 4, 2020, Tom started his weight loss journey at Northwestern Hospital and underwent gastric bypass surgery. Tom had marked the one-year anniversary of his weight loss journey by revealing he has lost over 100 pounds in the past year

Tom Skilling Salary

He is a Chief Meteorologist at WGN-TV. Therefore, Tom earns a decent salary as a WGN Chief Meteorologist. Tom’s average salary is $83,116 per year.

Tom Skilling Net Worth

He is a WGN Chief Meteorologist. Therefore, Tom has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Tom’s estimated net worth is $727,109.

How Old Is Tom Skilling

Tom is a 70-year-old who was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois in the United States.

What Surgery Did Tom Skilling Have

Tom underwent gastric bypass surgery on March 4, 2020, which made him lose weight.

Who Is Tom Skilling

Tom is a famous American television meteorologist. Currently, he serves as a Chief meteorologist at WGN-TV based in Chicago. Previously, he worked at WKKD and observed that its forecasts were inaccurate due to they were for Chicago and not Aurora.

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