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Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling
Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column...
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Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column and his own weather page in the Chicago Tribune and a weekly series on WGN News, "Ask Tom". Tom is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the National Weather Association, and Sigma Chi. He serves on the AMS nominating committee and holds the AMS's Television Seal of Approval. In January 1995, Tom received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
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  • 'Sharknado 2:' Top suggestions for cameo roles

    'Sharknado 2:' Top suggestions for cameo roles
    Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are reuniting for "Sharknado 2: The Second One." RedEye offers its suggestions for the movie's fish bait, or the actors in cameo roles. Syfy and production company The Asylum are casting for the cameos, so why not these folks?...
  • Review: Kanye West at the United Center

    Review: Kanye West at the United Center
    For Kanye West, running through a decade’s worth of hits and deep album cuts isn’t enough. He also brought a few dozen props with him Tuesday to the United Center. There were bejeweled masks, dancers in skin suits, a tip of the iceberg,...
  • Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads

    Winter weather advisory issued as officials warn of snow, sleet, slick roads
    Freezing rain and snow could make roads treacherous across the Chicago region today, according to meteorologists. The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest...
  • Monday, December 17, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Pete McMurray in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell knows exactly how the media should cover a mass shooting.  He’ll reveal the details.   12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 1:05 p.m....
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Pete McMurray in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 7:40 a.m.  Cubs legend Kerry Wood joins Pete McMurray in studio to talk about his coat drive. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell finds out how a lawyer won 5.8...
  • Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too

    Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too
    A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued. But on the bright side...
  • Subzero wind chills for first day of spring

    Subzero wind chills for first day of spring
    It may seem more like an infernal equinox. When spring arrives at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, it's likely some areas around Chicago will be wincing from wind chills below zero. And while temperatures will warm up as the week goes along, there are rumblings...
  • Monday, October 29, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:05 a.m.  Johnny B has details on how you can win tickets to see Jason Aldean at Wrigley Field.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  JC Corcoran in for  Mike McConnell  9:05 a.m.  JC Corcoran (in for Mike McConnell) will keep you...
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell and Professor Paul Green discuss the hurricane of politics.    12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:05 p.m.   Many major networks scrapped their evening...
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:35 a.m.  Mike McConnell finds out about the new trend in vacations, political tours! One group just left Ohio! He'll talk to the group leader.    12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:05...
  • The Lottery Lady- Linda Kollmeyer

    The Lottery Lady- Linda Kollmeyer
    In the grand scheme of recent major news events- tonight’s Cover Story might seem a bit-well, trivial… dare we say, even a little self-serving. But, Linda Kollmeyer has been part of the Illinois Lottery’s game shows and daily drawings...