On Monday, WGN Weather God Tom Skilling will celebrate 40 years on the Chicago station.
Skilling first appeared on WGN on August 13, 1978. Think about that for a bit.
Skilling’s career started in high school at the unheard-of age of 14-years-old, when Tom was hired by WKKD Radio in Aurora, Illinois. His first television job was at age 18 at WLXT-TV Aurora. From there, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin to study both meteorology and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Then, on to WKOW-TV (ABC) and WTSO Radio in Madison, before going to work for WITI-TV in Milwaukee from 1975-1978, where he was rated the city’s #1 meteorologist.
WGN sent out this tweet with a quick look back at Skilling's incredible run in Chicago: