Jerry Taft Meteorologist

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".

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Date of birth
March 14th, 1943




1. University of Wisconsin-Madison Colleges/University

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (Also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, or regionally as UW–Madison, or Madison) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
2012. 1.87 bil. $
2009. 1.6 bil. $
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500 Lincoln Dr, 53706 - Madison, Wisconsin
2012. 29,118
2010. 30,170
2009. 29,922
2012. 9,183
2010. 12,010
2009. 11,756
Acceptance rate
2012. 54.6 %
2011. 50.5 %
2010. 66.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.4 K $
2011. 9.67 K $
2010. 8.98 K $
2009. 8.31 K $
2008. 7.56 K $
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People attended University of Wisconsin-Madison connected by profession and/or age

b. 1944., Historian
b. 1947., Film Director
b. 1938., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1940., Mathematician
b. 1947., Academic
b. 1938., Biologist
b. 1947., Military Person
b. 1947., Politician


Company Founded Positions
Weather Anchor
1977 - 1984
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Other people associated with WMAQ-TV
TV Journalist
TV Meteorologist
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