If there could be anything better than the job in the entertainment industry, it is probably journalism. Tom Skilling is a meteorologist and a news anchor who has been on the job for more than 50 years now. He is very popular in the area of Chicago, Illinois. His passion has driven to stick to his career for such a long time and continue to aware the people about the weather with his most accurate forecast.
Career and Progression:
At the very young age of 14, he began he stepped into the business of news. He started by working for the WKKD-AM and FM while also attending the school. He later joined the WLXT-TV in Aurora, Illinois at the age of 18. After graduating in meteorology and journalism, he began his career as a meteorologist for WKOW-TV and WITI.
Returning to the Chicago area, he became the part of the WGN-TV channel in 1978 which he continues to the day. He has the contract with the network until 2022. Along with that he also writes daily weather column in the Chicago Tribune.
Net Worth and Salary:
Fifty years is a long time for anything, and it’s even greater to stick to a specific job at a specific channel. He is the highest paid meteorologist in the area of Chicago and has renewed the contract with the network for ten years receiving a million-dollar salary per annum and a 12-person staff.
With such a remarkable income and the status of the best person for the job, he has accumulated the net worth that could amount to millions of dollars.
Personal Life and Relationship:
As successful as his professional life is, it can’t be said much of his personal life. There are not any moments in which he has commenced on his family or had any conversation regarding them. He might get frisky on some occasions when talking about the weather but has kept his mouth shut when it comes to a talk his private life.
It has caused many people to believe that he is a gay. There are also many rumors surrounding him that claim that he is actually in a relationship with a man. But all these talks don’t seem to bother the meteorologist as he doesn’t appear to care and has neither accepted nor denied them.
In 2016, he went through training and followed a fitness routine to lose extra pounds of his body. Now, it shows that he prefers to choose a healthy life. It doesn’t mean anything though; it’s just that he wants to be healthy. As per the available information, it’s possible that he has not married yet and never had a wife.
Tom Skilling currently aged 65 was born on 20th February 1952. He was born and grew up in Aurora, Illinois, U.S. where his parents resided at the time. His graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Meteorology and Journalism. The American National belongs to white ethnicity. The celebrity meteorologist gained some extra weight in the past but has begun exercising to become fit and maintain the body in ratio to his height.