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

Tom Skilling is an American Meteorologist working for WGN-TV as the chief meteorologist at WGN Evening News from 5-7 pm, WGN News at Nine, and WGN News at Ten.

Tom Skilling Profile

Tom Skilling is an American Meteorologist working for WGN-TV as the chief meteorologist. He is on air in WGN Evening News from 5-7 pm, WGN News at Nine, and WGN News at Ten. He joined the network on August 13, 1978, and therefore he has been in the network for 43 years as of 2021.

Tom Skilling Education

Skilling attended West Aurora High School and soon after, graduated. He, later on, attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison to study meteorology and journalism.

Tom Skilling Career

Skilling is working for WGN as the Chief Meteorologist. He began his career at the age of 14 when he was working for WKKD in Aurora, IL, while still in High School. Three years later, he joined WLXT-TV while going to school during the day.

Skilling moved to Madison in 1970 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to study journalism and meteorology as he carried on with working in TV and radio. His first television was with WLXT-Channel 60 Aurora, IL, when he was 18 years old. He, later on, moved to WKOW-TV (ABC affiliate) and WTSO radio in Madison, WI prior to working for WITI-TV, Milwaukee where he was regarded as the city’s #1 meteorologist from 1975-1978.

Skilling has however set himself as an admirable journalist as well as a meteorologist for his enthusiasm, captivating reports, and use of great technology ever since he joined WGN News. He has also served as the chief meteorologist on WGN Midday News as well as later newscasts for over three decades.

Skilling has nonetheless managed to win a good number of awards. For instance, he won three honorary doctorates from Lewis University, St. Mary’s of Minnesota, and Aurora University. He helped to harmonize the Tribune Weather Center, in early 2004. The Weather Tribune Center combines all the expertise and resources of CLTV, WGN-TV, and the Chicago Tribune in one location. He had a segment “Ask Tom Why,” whereby Skilling takes his viewers’ questions and answers the “why” behind the weather. He and the weather center began giving out weather reports to WGN Radio in October 2008.

Quick Facts About SAMPLE

Full Name Thomas Ethelbert Skilling III
Age 69 years old as of 2021.
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Skilling has additionally hosted a Severe Storms and a Tornado Seminar at Fermilab. The Fermilab programs have been attended by thousands over the years and have been streamed to even larger audiences online.

Tom Skilling Age

Skilling was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois, United States. He is therefore 69 years old as of 2021.  

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Tom Skilling Height

Skilling is 5 feet 7inches tall.

Tom Skilling Family

Skilling was born to Thomas Etherlbert Skilling Jr.(father) and Becky Clarke(mother) and he is their first child. Thomas Skilling worked for an Illinois valve company and served as the sales manager. Skilling has four siblings Mark, Jeffrey, and Sue  Skilling. His brother Jeffrey was a convict and was sentenced to jail.

Tom Skilling Wife

Information about Skilling’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Skilling is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.

Tom Skilling Salary

Being one of the top journalists for WGN Skilling earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Tom Skilling Net Worth

Skilling has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.

Tom Skilling’s Brother Jeffrey Skilling

Jeff Skilling was convicted for insider trading, conspiracy, securities fraud, and making false statements to auditors. He was initially sentenced to serve 24 years in 2006, the case was appealed and his sentence was reduced. His sentence was reduced by ten years hence, reducing it to 14 years. He was however transferred to a halfway house in August 2018 and was released from custody on February 21, 2019, after serving 12 years.

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