Jerry Taft biography and facts

Person

Jerry Taft (born March 14, 1943) is the chief meteorologist for WLS-TV in Chicago. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Taft earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Taft first joined ABC 7 in August 1984 after 7 years at WMAQ-TV, Chicago's NBC affiliate. Prior to moving to Chicago, he worked at KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV), the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. Taft has also performed radio work, providing weather reports for WMAQ-AM and WLS-AM in the 1980s. The Chicago Tribune has described Taft as "one of [their] favorite weathermen". He finished second to WBBM-TV's Steve Baskerville in a 1997 Chicago Sun-Times reader poll about Chicago meteorologists. Participants noted Taft's "no-nonsense delivery".  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1943-03-14
Spouse(s)
Shana Taft
Profession
Meteorologist

Employment

Company Job title From To
WMAQ-TV Weather Anchor 1977 1984

Education

Institution From To
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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