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skilling.jpg Tom Skilling
WGN-TV Midday News/Evening News/News at Nine

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Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008.

Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.







atkins.jpgDuffy Atkins
Meteorologist, Weather Center Team
CLTV's primary weeknight weather anchor

facebook.gif Previously, Duffy was the chief meteorologist at KREN-TV, the CW affiliate in Reno, Nevada. In addition she has been a meteorologist in Santa Barbara, CA, and Quincy, Ill.

Atkins, a Chicagoland native, received her BS in communication from Western Michigan University and her MS in geoscience from Mississippi State University. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Society.





konrad.jpg Paul Konrad
Weather Anchor WGN Morning News

facebook.giftwitter.gifSeven-time Emmy Award-winner Paul Konrad is the weathercaster on WGN Morning News. He joined the WGN-TV Morning News team as a weathercaster and reporter in August 1996.

Paul began his career at WFTS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Tampa Florida, where he worked for two years as a weathercaster. Prior to that, he worked as a weathercaster at CLTV from 1992-1994 and also worked in Montgomery, Alabama for the CBS affiliate (WAKA-TV).

A Chicago native, Paul grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University Goodman School of Drama. He then went on to complete his masters in Speech, Radio, Television, and Film from Northwestern University. He also studied meteorology at Mississippi State University.


mcgill.jpgTim McGill
Meteorologist, Weather Center Team

facebook.giftwitter.gifTim has been with the station since their debut in 1993. He is the first meteorologist in Chicago to earn the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation. His work on a CLTV tornado special titled, "Season of Fear", earned him an Emmy.

Tim is a Chicago area native originally from Schaumburg. He is a 24-year broadcasting veteran with previous stints at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia and WCTI-TV in New Bern, North Carolina. He also worked briefly for the National Weather Service in Romeoville. Tim attended the University of Illinois and received his degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University.

He also stays busy teaching weather at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Columbia College. He is married with four children.


ramsey.jpgJim Ramsey
WGN-TV Weekend News

Jim Ramsey currently serves as a weekend weather forecaster; he joined WGN-TV in 1987.

Jim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and began his television career in 1975 serving as a news co-anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina. From there, he moved on to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado as both a weathercaster and news reporter. In 1979, Jim joined WXEX-TV in Richmond, Virginia as the chief forecaster. In 1980, he returned to a news and weather position at WLS-TV in Chicago. In 1983, he became the principal weather anchor at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Aside from television, his career also made a few turns in the direction of radio. Among the stations where he plied his craft are WIS in Columbia, South Carolina, KRDO in Colorado Springs, and the South Carolina News Network. While he tried out radio, Jim primarily still worked as a newscaster during this time.


hammernik.jpgMike Hamernik
Meteorologist, Weather Center Team

Mike Hamernik has been a member of the WGN-TV WeatherCenter team since 2005 and began his Chicago broadcast career in 2002 with CLTV. Prior to that, he was the Chief Meteorologist at KTTC-TV (NBC) in Rochester, MN from 1994 to 2001.

A Chicago native, Mike's passion for weather can be traced back to the age of six when a microburst felled many of the large elm trees on his family's north side block in Rogers Park. By the time Mike was 8, he began collecting and studying weather maps provided to him by Chicago weather legend Harry Volkman. Harry, who was WGN's chief meteorologist at the time, became aware of the youngsters keen interest through Mike's father, (Donald Hamernik) who worked at WGN as a staff musician (Bozo's Circus, Artists' Showcase).

Mike left Chicago to study meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was in Madison that he landed his first forecasting position with Weather Central Inc. In 1992, Mike moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he worked as a meteorologist for KGAN-TV (CBS) and WMT-AM/FM.

Mike is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.


Demetrius Ivory
Meteorologist, WGN Morning News

facebook.giftwitter.gifDemetrius Ivory joined the WGN-TV Weather Center team as a meteorologist in 2013 and is the WGN Morning News weather anchor on weekdays from 4 to 6 a.m.

Before joining WGN-TV, Ivory was a meteorologist and weather reporter for Channel 4 Action News This Morning at WTAE in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to WTAE, Ivory was a meteorologist for WYTV in Youngstown, OH and the chief meteorologist for Lima, Ohio’s WOHL. Ivory graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences and a minor in Computer Science.

Demetrius Ivory was involved in many charitable organizations around Western Pennsylvania, and has been named Best Weatherperson by Pittsburgh Magazine consecutively since 2008.


hammernik.jpgMike Janssen
Meteorologist, Weather Center Team

Mike Janssen joined the WGN-TV WeatherCenter team in 2010.

Prior to WGN-TV Mike worked as a Meteorologist and Reporter at WSIL-TV in Carterville, IL, WYIN-TV in Merrillville, IN and WGNO-TV in New Orleans. Mike’s first weekend on-air in New Orleans came in the last couple of days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana.

Mike grew up in Kankakee County and credits his father David, a former farmer, with getting him interested in weather. He received his degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and later furthered his education in Broadcast Meteorology through Mississippi State University.

Mike is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS Seal of Approval.