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 https://twitter.com/paulkonrad, https://www.facebook.com/WGNpaulkonrad & https://www.instagram.com/wgnkonrad/.

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


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    2nd grader reports Friday’s weather forecast

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

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    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.

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    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 […]

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    4th grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

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

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    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 […]

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    2nd grader reports Friday’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Leslie Garcia, 2nd grade, Charles J. Sahs School

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    Freezing rain, sleet makes for slick commute in parts of Chicago Monday

    CHICAGO — The Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has expanded the Winter Weather Advisory for Freezing Rain and Sleet to include Chicago-north. The Advisory will remain in effect from 5AM until Noon CST. Lesser amounts of freezing rain and sleet are still forecast for the remainder of the Chicago-area south of the city into northwest Indiana. Individuals caught up in the morning commute in and out of Chicago and the area as a whole should take precautions – watching […]

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    4th grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Clark Lundgren, 4th grader, Belding Elementary School

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    Freezing rain causes crashes, slide-offs during morning commute

    CHICAGO — Freezing rain caused dangerous conditions on area roadways this morning. Multiple crashes and slide-offs were reported all around the Chicago area and travel times were significantly delayed due to the slick road conditions. A Freezing Rain Advisory remained in effect until 9 a.m. #TRAFFICALERT: ACCIDENT LEFT LANE BLOCKED NB I-57 at 167th St pic.twitter.com/3FiG4TW2od — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) January 12, 2017 SLOW COMMUTE- #Chicagoland travel times at 6:40AM pic.twitter.com/bhn0Q7P9kY — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) January 12, 2017 Your drive times at […]

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    Morning News welcomes Ben Bradley back to WGN

    Chicago newsman Ben Bradley was just hired as a new reporter for the WGN Investigates team. WGN Morning News weatherman Paul Konrad welcomed him aboard with a phone call interview during Thursday’s Courtesy Desk segment.