Tom Skilling is a beloved Chicago meteorologist for Chicago's WGN News. Nicknamed "Skillful" for his high accuracy in weather reporting, the New York Times has called him "the undisputed king of Chicago weather." Skilling was born in Aurora, Illinois, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and returned to the Chicagoland area in 1978 to work for WGN. In 2013, Skilling celebrated 35 years as WGN's meteorologist. At WGN, he contributes newscasts, radio spots, and writes an avidly followed blog. Skilling also has a daily weather column in the Chicago Tribune.