Demetrius Ivory
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Demetrius 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.


Recent Articles
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    Tornado that hit was EF-4, National Weather Service says

    ROCHELLE, Ill. — Officials from the National Weather Service say they suspect an EF-4 tornado hit North Central Illinois Thursday night. Based on early findings the tornado that racked from near Rochelle to near Belvidere and impacted the community of Fairdale appears to have been a single long track tornado, meteorologists said.   Preliminary assessment of survey indicates this tornado was an EF-4. An aerial survey will be conducted later today or tomorrow weather permitting to confirm a final rating. Just In- […]

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    1 dead, several injured, homes destroyed in Fairdale, Ill. after tornado

    FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Emergency crews are still searching homes and other structures in a northern Illinois town to make sure nobody is trapped rubble left by a deadly tornado. 67-year-old Geradine Schultz was killed and eight people injured after the tornado swept through tiny Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes churned through six north-central Illinois counties, and three teams were being deployed to assess […]

  • ‘It went dead calm:’ Witnesses to tornadoes in Fairdale, Rochelle

    FAIRDALE, Ill — One person was killed and several were injured a night of severe storms and reported tornadoes. Witnesses to the storms and damages described the scene for WGN News.    

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    At least 1 dead, several injured in Thursday’s tornadoes

    ROCHELLE, Ill. — Authorities say one person is dead and seven injured in a northern Illinois community hit by a severe storm that produced at least one tornado. The Illinois Department of Emergency Management says one person was killed in the tiny community of Fairdale. Rockford Fire Department division chief Matthew Knott tells ABC7-TV that seven people were injured. Knott says “every single” one of the approximately 50 structures in Fairdale has been damaged. He says “most” have been flattened. […]

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    Watch Demetrius Ivory’s live weather coverage

    Demetrius Ivory’s live stream has ended for now.  Check back later.   During Thursday’s storm, WGN Morning News’ meteorologist Demetrius Ivory is taking your questions Facebook and answering them on our live stream! For the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.  

  • Amazing Chicago man bikes 20 miles to and from work each day

    CHICAGO — A man from Wicker Park bikes to work like many Chicago residents do, but his commute is a bit longer than most. The trek to his job in Glenview is 20 miles, each way. For the past 5 years he has made the daily commute on his bike. Not even the Chicago weather can stop him. Rain, snow, and ice are no problem. He said he’s had his job too long to leave and he loves his neighborhood too […]

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  • NASA 2014 Climate report: What it means for the weather

    GREENBELT, Md — NASA is used to gaining worldwide attention from its accomplishments in space.  But so far this year, it’s NASA’s 2014 climate report that`s been getting the headlines. The NASA report states that last year was Earth’s warmest on record in 135 years.  During this period, the average surface temperature has warmed about 1.4° Fahrenheit  There’s no mention of the climate prior to 1880. The researchers chose to avoid theoretical data and focus on actual measured temperatures. “That […]

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    What Chicago looked like in 1936, the year we had record-breaking cold on Feb. 19

    CHICAGO — Temperatures have dropped and the records are beginning to fall. O’Hare Airport showed a  temperature of  -8 degrees Thursday morning that breaks the 79 year-old record of -7 degrees. Last time it was this cold, on this date, Chicago looked like this! Notice Soldier Field? The Field Museum? Adler Planetarium? Not much has changed.  During the 1936 the country (with FDR as President) was in still in the midst of The Great Depressions. Dealing with the cold must’ve been impossible. There’s more.  […]

  • Sneak peak at Shedd Aquarium exhibit on amphibians coming this May

    WGN’s Demetrius Ivory took a trip to Shedd Aquarium to get a preview of the new exhibit on amphibians. The exhibit is scheduled to open this May.

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