Tom Skilling is a television meteorologist in the United States. Tom Skilling is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and works as a weather broadcaster for WGN-TV.

Prior Life: Upbringing

Tom Skilling’s full name is Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III, and he was born on February 20, 1952. He will be 69 years old in the year 2021. Originally from Aurora, Illinois, he grew up there as well. Tom is the eldest of the family’s four children. Jeff Skilling, one of his younger brothers, is the disgraced prior CEO of Enron. Tom, on the other hand, has not divulged the identities of his parents.

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Body Stats

69-year-old Skilling’s body type is somewhat chubby. His physical dimensions, such as height and weight, are, nevertheless, currently unknown. His dark hair has begun to grey, and he has already started to become bald. He has tiny brown eyes.

Full NameThomas Ethelbert Skilling
Date of Birth February 20, 1952
Birth PlaceAurora, Illinois
Age69 (2021)
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameN/A
Siblings 4
OccupationMeteorologist, Weather broadcaster
Body MeasurementN/A
Hair ColorDark
Eyes ColorBrown
Relationship StatusSingle
Net worth $15 million

Education & Rise of his career

Skilling was a West Aurora High School student. He took a job as a broadcaster for WKKD and WKKD-FM while still in high school. He persuaded WKKD when he was 14 that he could adequately anticipate the weather in Aurora. WKKD’s prediction was wrong for Aurora at the time because it got based in Chicago. Within a few days of seeing Skilling’s prediction, the business recruited him to present his weather show. His show aired three times a week. He also started working at WLXT-TV when he was 18 years old.

Skilling attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison after graduating from high school. He majored in meteorology and journalism at this university. Skilling worked for WKOW-TV and WTSO radio and was at the institution. Tom’s first major-market television job came in 1975 when he got named top meteorologist at WITI-TV in Milwaukee.
Skilling went to Chicago and ended up joining WGN-TV in 1978 after roughly three years with WITI-TV. And since, he has been employed by WGN-TV. He is presently the head meteorologist for television. He also contributes to the Chicago Tribune’s weather forecast section.

Skilling is also a part of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He also works at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab and presents a yearly tornado. The Weather Man, an American comedy-drama film, got premiered in 2005. Tom got counseled for the film, which was set in a fictitious version of WGN-TV in Tom’s hometown of Chicago.

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Tom has been providing in-depth reports with high precision in forecasting for almost half a century. As a result, his efforts have been acknowledged and rewarded. Lewis University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities in 1995. In addition, in 1999, the Catalina Sky Survey found an asteroid called 91888 Tomskilling in his tribute.


Tom is in his mid-sixties and still unmarried. There are no details regarding his romantic life in his history. As a result, there is speculation that he is gay. He hasn’t verified or disputed it, though.

Net worth

According to his wealth and earnings, Skilling is the highest-paid national broadcast meteorologist in the United States. He has not, nevertheless, divulged his pay. However, his net worth is estimated to be about $15 million as of this year.

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Social Media 

When it comes to Tom’s online presence, he got engaged on several social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. With 233k followers and 226k likes on Facebook, he is the most renowned. He is also somewhat active on Twitter, where he has 81k followers. On the other hand, he isn’t swamped on Instagram. He had about 1500 followers and had not published a single post till recently.

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