Tom Skilling

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Thomas Skilling is a popular meteorologist in Chicago, Illinois.

Skilling began his career in broadcasting at age 14, working for WKKD in Aurora, Illinois while attending high school. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison to study meteorology and journalism. After college, he worked as a weatherman in Jacksonville, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Skilling returned to the Chicago area and began working for WGN-TV Channel 9 in 1978. He is currently WGN's chief meteorologist and is rumored to be the highest paid broadcast meteorologist in the United States. He also writes the daily weather column in the Chicago Tribune, whose corporate parent, the Tribune Company, owns WGN. During this time, his weather broadcasts have always featured the latest technology in computer imagery and animation techniques.

Skilling is the older brother of former Enron Corporation CEO Jeffrey Skilling.

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You can watch Tom's forecast Monday-Friday on the WGN News at nine, anchored by Steve Sanders and Allison Payne. Also watch for "Ask Tom", a news segment where Tom answers questions from WGN viewers.

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