An American meteorologist, Tom Skilling is working for WGN-TV Channel 9 as a meteorologist since 1978. He used to work for different TV networks including- WKKD-AM & FM, WLXT-TV, WITI, and much more. Tom was consulted for the movie- The Weather Man, a hit movie with the cast member- Gil Bellows, Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Hoult, Michael Caine and Michael Rispoli, and others. Moreover, he is also the author of the book named- Ask Tom Why.
Early Life and Education
Born as Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III on 20th February 1952 in Aurora, Illinois is a well-known meteorologist. His parents, Thomas ( a mechanical engineer) and Betty Skilling raised him along with his three siblings, Jeffery Skilling (the former CEO of Enron), Mark Skilling, and Sue Skilling.
Tom finished high school at West Aurora High School and later graduated with a subject in meteorology and journalism from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. During college, he worked on various TV networks as a meteorologist. In 1995, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.
Tom Skilling began his career at the age of 14. While in high school he started working for WKKD-AM & FM. After that, Tom joined WLXT-TV in Aurora, Illinois at the age of 18. Soon after joining the University, he started working at WKOW-TV and WTSO AM in Madison, Wisconsin.
Also, from 1975-1978, Tom worked as a meteorologist at WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Leaving WITI, he shifted to WGN-TV. His works are appreciated by the audiences and critics too. He used the latest technology in computer imagery and animated techniques in his work (broadcasting).
Furthermore, he became a member of the American Meteorologist Society and also the National Weather Association. At the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, he hosted the 36th annual Tornado and Severe Weather seminars.
Is Tom Skilling Married? What's His Marital Status?
The veteran weather journalist Tom Skilling is not married yet and is single. Well, till now no news about his married life and affairs has surfaced.
In a 2016 interview with Chicago Magazine, Skilling said, "I've never been married, and I've never had any desire to be married. I've been very happy with my life as a single man. I have a great family and friends, and I love my work. I don't think I'm missing anything."
Renowned across the globe, Tom Skilling holds the esteemed title of being the preeminent meteorologist in the world. While the precise details of his net worth remain undisclosed, it is widely believed to exceed a remarkable $2 million. Considering that the average annual salary for a WGN-TV meteorologist hovers around $100,000, it is evident that Skilling's extensive tenure of over forty-five years at WGN has undoubtedly elevated his earnings well beyond that threshold.
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