Tom Skilling is renowned as an American television meteorologist. He currently works as a weather broadcaster at WGN-TV. In addition, Tom is a Fellow of the American Meteorologist Society.

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Full NameTom Skilling
Date of Birth20 Feb, 1952
Birth PlaceAurora, Illinois
ProfessionMeteorologist and Weather Broadcaster
Age70 years old
Weight78 kg
Height5 feet 7 inches
Body MeasurementN/A
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorWhite
Net Worth$15 million

Early Life and Age

Tom Skilling was born in 1952, on February 20. He was born in Aurora, Illinois. Since he was born in 1952, he is 70 years old as of 2022.

Tom was born with the birth name Thomas Ethelbert Skilling III. Skilling is the oldest of four children in the family. Tom has a younger brother named Jeff Skilling, a discredited former CEO of Enron. Unfortunately, skilling has not provided information regarding his parents.

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Education and Start of Career

Talking about Tom Skilling’s educational background, he attended West Aurora High School. During his high school days, he began working as a broadcaster for WKKD and WKKD-FM. At the age of 14, WKKD was convinced that Tom would accurately predict the weather in Aurora.

As a result, he was hired as a host of his own weather program that aired three times a week. Tom started working at WLXT-TV when he was 18 years old.

After high school, he went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and studied meteorology and Journalism. While in college, he started working on WKOW-TV and WTSO radios. Skilling got his first TV spot in a major market when he was named senior weatherman at WITI-TV in Milwaukee.

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Three years later, Tom moved to Chicago and joined the WGN-TV. Since then, he has worked with WGN-TV. Tom currently works as a chief meteorologist. Further, Tom also writes the daily weather column in the Chicago Tribune.

Similarly, Tom Skilling is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Further, Tom serves as a host at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, hosting an annual tornado.

The American Comedy-drama movie “The Weather Man” was published in 2005. Tom was consulted for the film since it was set in his hometown.

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Tom Skilling’s weight loss Journey

Tom Skilling began his weight loss journey in 2020, on March 4, at Northwestern Hospital, and went through gastric bypass surgery. He has also marked the first anniversary of his weight loss journey Thursday by publishing he has lost above 100 pounds in the past year.

He also posted a statement on his Facebook page stating that

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but I tell you, I’m so grateful to have made it.”

Previously, his weight was 292 pounds, and Thursday morning weighed in at 172 pounds. He lost around 120 pounds in the past year. Tom also says that his diabetes is gone, and his cholesterol is the lowest it’s ever been.

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Awards and Nomination

Tom Skilling has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University. In 1999, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered an Asteroid named 91888 Tom Skilling in his honor.

Relationship/ Dating/Kids

Tom Skilling might be single since he has not shared information regarding his past and present relationship status. According to the sources, it is assumed that he is gay. Tom has not confirmed or denied the news.

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Social media

Tom Skilling is active on his social media account. He is engaged in social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. Tom has gathered more than 91.6k followers on his Twitter and 258k followers on his Facebook. However, Tom is not on Instagram.

Net Worth

Tom Skilling is known as a television meteorologist. This is because he has done such a great job since high school. In addition, Tom has gathered a decent amount of money throughout his career. Skilling estimated net worth is around $15 million.

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