Tom Skilling Biography and Wiki
Tom Skilling (born as Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III) is an American television meteorologist based in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Aurora, IL, United States. He is the chief meteorologist for the weekday 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts, on channel 9 WGN-TV.
Concerning his education, Skilling joined West Aurora High School and later completed his course in meteorology and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
Tom Skilling Age
Tom is 68 years as of 2020, he was born on February 20, 1952, in Aurora, Illinois, USA. He celebrates his birthday on February 20th every year. Tom will be turning 69 years as of February 20, 2021.
Tom Skilling Height and Weight
Skilling appears to be a man of average stature if his photos relative to his surroundings are anything to go by. However, his actual height and other body measurements are currently unavailable.
Tom Skilling Wife
Skilling has no wife in his life and has never been married. No information about his past relationship and dating history has been recorded. There was confusion about Skilling’s sexual orientation with rumors spreading that he was gay. However, Skilling, who keeps his personal life very private, does not seem bothered by the rumors and often says that he is and has always been married to his job.
Tom Skilling Family and Brother
Skilling was born to Betty (néeClarke) and Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, Jr. as the first of four children. His father was a sales manager for an Illinois valve company. His Younger brother is discredited former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling.
Jeff Skilling was convicted and initially sentenced to 24 years in prison for conspiracy, insider trading, making false statements to auditors, and securities fraud. Jeff began his sentence on December 13, 2006, until 2018, housed at the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.
However, on Friday, 21 June 2013, a federal judge approved a deal resentencing the younger Skilling to 14 years, minus the time of six years which he had already served. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Jeff Skilling was scheduled for release on February 21, 2019, 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 Salary
WGN-TV news anchor salaries range from an average of $33,774 to $112,519 a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary and net worth of Skilling but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Tom Skilling Net Worth
Skilling is estimated to have a net worth of $14 million, as of November 2018. Despite his enormous net worth, he has kept most of his property details undisclosed. He is considered as one of the richest meteorologists with an undisclosed salary that is rumored to be a 7-digit figure of annual income.
Tom Skilling Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Tom Skilling.
Tom Skilling Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Thomas Ethelbert Skilling III
- Popular As: Tom Skilling
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Meteorologist
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: Not Available
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Tom Skilling Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 68yrs(2020)
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Date of Birth: February 20, 1952
- Place of Birth: Aurora, Illinois, USA.
- Birthday: February 20
Tom Skilling Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Color: Not Available
- Hair Color: Not Available
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Tom Skilling Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Thomas Ethelbert
- Mother: Betty
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Single
- Wife/Spouse: Not Available
- Children: To be updated
Tom Skilling Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $14 million-$20 million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Journalism
Tom Skilling House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Tom Skilling Weather Forecast
Skilling started his broadcasting career at age 14, while still attending school at West Aurora High School, working for WKKD-AM & FM. He then worked in Aurora, Illinois, at WLXT-TV (Ch. 60). Tom attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study meteorology and journalism and while there, he worked at WKOW-TV and WTSO AM in Madison, Wisconsin. He also worked as a meteorologist at WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1975 to 1978.
He is famed for his elaborate weather presentations which involve the use of advanced tools and technology. Skilling is also widely accepted and respected for his pinpoint accuracy in weather forecasting.
Tom Skilling Wgn
After leaving WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Skilling relocated to Chicago and began working for WGN-TV Channel 9 on August 13, 1978. He is rumored to be the highest-paid local broadcast meteorologist in the United States and is currently WGN’s chief meteorologist. Skilling’s weather broadcasts always feature the latest technology in computer imagery and animation techniques. He is also a daily weather column writer in the Chicago Tribune.
Skilling 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, Skilling’s late WGN colleague used to call him “Skillful”. Skilling was consulted for the movie The Weather Man, which was set in Skilling’s hometown of Chicago at a fictionalized version of WGN. Until 2022, Skilling is under contract at WGN. However, details about Skilling’s email and other contacts are unavailable.
Tom Skilling Weather App
When in doubt about the weather, Chicago turns to WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom and his team to understand it. Now you can have the latest forecasts and reports on current conditions from Chicago’s superman of meteorology whenever wherever using the Chicago Weather Center app. The app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store.
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Frequently asked questions about Tom Skilling.
How long has Tom Skilling been WGN?
Tom began working for WGN-TV Channel 9 on August 13, 1978. He has been with the station for 41 years.
Did Tom Skilling have a stroke?
There are no reports that Tom has had a stroke. However, after an episodic scene during a weathercast in 2017, Skilling was checked into the psychiatric ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center albeit involuntarily.
Where is Tom Skilling?
Tom is the chief meteorologist for the weekday 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts, on channel 9 WGN-TV.
Who is Tom Skilling’s brother?
Jeffrey is the younger brother of Tom. Skilling is an American television meteorologist based in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Aurora, IL, United States. He is the chief meteorologist for the weekday 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts, on channel 9 WGN-TV.
Is Tom Skilling’s married?
Skilling has no wife in his life and has never been married. No information about his past relationship and dating history has been recorded.
Where did Tom Skilling attend college?
Tom attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study meteorology and journalism.
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