Tom Skilling Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Age, Height, Career, Family

Net Worth: $15 million

Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling, a Chicago-based meteorologist, is well-known as the main meteorologist for WGN-weekday TV’s newscasts at 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. Skilling has been a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association for over 52 years and has accumulated a large net worth as well as widespread fame.

Tom Skilling Age & Early Life

Tom Skilling was born Thomas Ethelbert Skilling, III in Aurora, Illinois, on February 20, 1952. He was reared with his siblings Jeffrey Skilling, Mark Skilling, and Sue Skilling by his parents, Thomas and Betty Skilling. Jiggrey, his brother, works as a chief meteorologist for WGN-TV.

Tom Skilling is of white ethnicity and American nationality. He earned his bachelor’s degree in meteorology and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Early Career of Tom Skilling

In a fact, at the age of 14, Tom started broadcasting for WKKD-AM & FM while at his high school at West Aurora High School. Skilling began working at WLXT-TV (Ch. 60) in Aurora, Illinois, when he was 18 years old.

Tom studied meteorology and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as a meteorologist at WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1975 to 1978, after working as a University attendant at WKOW-TV and WTSO AM.

Professional Career of Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling has been working in journalism and radio since 1966, when he graduated from the University of Chicago. Tom was employed by WGN-TV Channel 9 on August 13, 1978, alongside his late colleague Bob Collins, and has worked for the station ever since.

As of 2018, Skilling is the chief meteorologist for WGN-weekday TV’s newscasts at 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m., which use the most up-to-date computer imagery and animation techniques.

Skilling, who is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, hosts yearly tornado and severe weather courses at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.
Tom Skilling also contributes to the Chicago Tribune’s daily weather piece.

He marked his 40th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2018.

Tom Skilling Net Worth 2023

Tom Skilling is believed to have a net worth of $14 million as of November 2018. Skilling has kept most of his property data hidden despite his large net wealth. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest metrologists in the world.
Tom is said to own a condo in Edgewater, New Jersey’s Malibu East high-rise. Condos range in price from $70,000 to $3.75 million.

When it comes to Tom’s earnings, he earns a lot of money thanks to his 50 years of experience, albeit his specific pay is kept confidential. Skilling is said to be the best paid local television meteorologist in America, with an annual salary of around seven figures.

Al Roker and Willard Scott, the other highest-paid TV meteorologists, earn roughly $5 million and $3 million per year, respectively, whereas the average meteorologist pay in the United States is around $44,631.

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Skilling’s Relationship

Tom Skilling has never been married. There are no reports on his married life or his wife. Tom is also not said to be dating anyone. Tom has kept his relationship highlights hidden over the years. There is no solid evidence of his previous affair. John Taylor Skilling is Tom Skilling’s nephew. Jeff Skilling, Tom’s younger brother, is a disgraced former CEO of Enron.

He is active on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, with over 70.2K followers on Twitter as of 2019.

Tom Quick Facts

  • His zodiac sign is Pisces, which is associated with greater intuition and artistic ability than other signs.
  • Skilling is a 67-year-old man.
  • Brown eye color
  • Salt and pepper hair color
  • He made an appearance in the film The Weather Man (2005)

Facts of Tom Skilling

Date of Birth:1952, February-20
Age:70 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
NameTom Skilling
Birth NameThomas Ethelbert Skilling, III
FatherThomas Skilling
MotherBetty Skilling
Birth Place/CityAurora, Illinois
EthnicityWhite ethnicity
Working ForWGN-TV
Net Worth$14 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, West Aurora High School
Online PresenceFacebook and Twitter
MoviesThe Weather Man
SiblingsJeffrey Skilling, Mark Skilling, and Sue Skilling

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