Paul Konrad

Paul Konrad is a nine-time Emmy Award winning television weather anchor for Chicago’s top rated WGN Morning News.

He started at WGN-TV in 1996 after working in newsrooms in Tampa Bay, Montgomery, Alabama and Chicagoland Television News (CLTV). He currently anchors the 6-10 am segment of WGN Morning News.

Paul hosts a semi-weekly segment called “Courtesy Desk” where he takes viewer suggestions and ideas and passes them along to his on—air colleagues for approval, and occasionally, disapproval. Konrad, who is a father of four, also takes pride in hosting the weekly “Friday Forecaster” segment which features an elementary school-aged child forecasting the weather on live TV every Friday on WGN Morning News.

Paul is also responsible for engineering a Social Media engagement strategy that regularly reaches up to a million people per week. You can follow him at, &

Konrad is a graduate of DePaul University and holds his Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. He studied meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Recent Articles
  • Paul Konrad takes us down memory lane in appreciation of hairdressers

    Paul Konrad’s Courtesy Desk takes us down memory lane in honor of upcoming Hairdresser Appreciation Day.

  • 3rd grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Lucia Meno, 3rd grader, Saint Clement School

  • Lake-effect Snow Warnings continue over Chicago area

    CHICAGO — With a north-northeast flow over the length of Lake Michigan gradually shifting to north-northwest later today and tonight into Wednesday the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has continued the Lake-effect Snow Warning (dark-green-shaded area on the highlighted map) forecasting a total of 5 to 10-inches of snow until 4PM CDT this Tuesday afternoon for Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois while a Lake-effect Snow Advisory calls for a 3 to 6-inch total in Will County until 4PM […]

  • Adorable 4th grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Benjamin Campis, 4th grade, Portage Park Elementary

  • Why Larry Potash is having the best week ever

    WGN’s Larry Potash is having the best week ever, and it’s only Tuesday. First, he was selected as one of the 50 Hottest Anchors in the World… and now,  we’ve discovered Larry is also featured on not one but two pages Modern Luxury Men’s Book Chicago. We’re so proud.

  • 2nd grader reports Friday’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Sheily Lopez, 2nd grade, Hammond Elementary

  • Larry & Paul dish out some ‘fatherly’ advice to Angry Producer Nick

    The first few weeks and months can be hard as a new parent. Lucky for our Angry Sports Producer Nick, we put together parenting tips from some real experts: Paul Konrad and Larry Potash.

  • Dense fog, heavy rain causes trouble during AM commute

    CHICAGO — A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until Noon CST Tuesday for all but southernmost portions of the Chicago area (grey-shaded counties on highlighted map to the right). Visibility will vary widely across our area, improving where showers/thunderstorms are occurring and then possibly reforming in lighter rain/drizzle. A center of low pressure will track east-northeast across northern Illinois this morning with precipitation ending from the west and visibility gradually improving from west to east later this morning. Temperatures will rise […]

  • 4th grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Angelique Hogue, 4th grade, Miles Davis Magnet Academy

  • WGN employee wants to know why people keep pooping on his property

    WGN employee Terry Bates joined the Courtesy Desk today to talk about a stinky situation that’s been happening outside of his home. Terry has set up surveillance cameras outside his garage and has caught eight different people — on eight different occasions — popping a squat next to his garage and taking a poop. He has put signs up around his property to let people know that kind of behavior is not allowed on or near his house — but the […]