Tom Skilling-Personal Life, Salary, Net Worth, WGN-TV

Tom Skilling
Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling Biography

This is all you need to know about the veteran and retired meteorologist, Tom Skilling (Full Name: Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III). He is a prominent meteorologist who worked at WGN-TV based in Chicago as a Chief meteorologist from 1978 to his retirement in 2024. Formerly, Tom worked at WKKD and noticed that its forecasts were incorrect for they were not for Aurora but for Chicago. 

Furthermore, Tom wrote the day-to-day weather column for the Chicago Tribune. Tom’s weather broadcasts have always featured the recent technology in animation techniques and computer imagery.

Tom has long been hailed for striking correctly and his in-depth reports, may best pointed up by his accurate forecasting in 2011 of the Groundhog Day blizzard nearly two weeks prior to it paralyzing the Chicago area.

Tom is an associate of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Tom works at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab (Fermilab) as a host of the annual tornado and harsh weather seminars in Batavia, Illinois. The 32nd year of the seminar was marked in 2013 and the first that presented presentations, especially on climate change.

Tom Skilling Age

Tom Skilling was born on 20 February 1952, in Aurora, Illinois, United States, and presently he is 71 years of age.

Body Measurements

Skilling stands at a moderate stature of 5 feet 8 inches (Approximately 1.72 m).

Tom Skilling Family

He was born and nurtured by his protective and supportive parents Betty C. Skilling and Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, Jr in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Tom was brought up together with his three younger siblings Mark Skilling, Jeffrey Skilling, and Sue Skilling.

Tom Skilling Wife

Skilling has not publicized any details regarding his present love life therefore this information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Tom Skilling Education

He schooled at West Aurora High School and thereafter he went to the University of Wisconsin based in Madison to pursue journalism and meteorology.

Tom Skilling Salary

Skilling received an annual average salary of $ 1 million and this was according to WGN-TV News anchors/reporters’ salaries. Tom was said to be the highest-paid local broadcast meteorologist in the United States.

Tom Skilling’s Net Worth

Skilling has accumulated an astonishing amount of net worth of 15 million dollars, credits to his long successful television career.

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