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.


Recent Articles
  • Storms expected Monday; rain throughout week

    It will be a dry Monday morning this Memorial Day, with some sun. Several rounds of strong, severe storms are possible between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • 3rd grader reports Friday morning’s forecast

    Friday forecast: Isabella Banda, 3rd grader, The Chicago Academy.

  • 4th grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Diego Mora, 4th grade, St. Mary Star of the Sea School

  • Third Grader reports Friday morning forecast

    3rd grader Maia Cozuc from Hawthorne Scholastic Academy is our Friday Forecaster!

  • UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory cancelled

    Update 7:15AM CST… Very little additional freezing drizzle is expected to develop that will affect travel this morning, so the Winter Weather Advisory for Freezing Drizzle has been cancelled. There could still be a few isolated slick spots, so stay alert if you are out and about. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CHICAGO  — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the Chicago area starting at 6 p.m. Monday. Counties include Cook, DeKalb, Dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, […]

  • 3rd grader introduces grandfather as ‘old man’ during Friday Forecaster segment

    Friday Forecaster: Melody Hernandez, 3rd grader, Morrill Math Science Specialty School

  • 3rd grader reports Friday’s forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Ruby Bermudez-Manzanarez, 3rd grader, Hammond Elementary School.  

  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]

  • Robin and Paul finally get their own show, too

    Pat has a show.  Larry has a show.  Well, now Paul and Robin are teaming up for a show of their own. The WGN Morning News (not so) proudly presents: Anchors in Elevators.

  • Paul takes bath in Skilling’s tub for WGN Morning News Primetime open

    We all know Paul Konrad enjoys a good bath. And he loves to relax while keeping up on fashion trends for his fashion blog. But his love for bathing almost made him late for the WGN Morning News Primetime Special. Luckily, Tom Skilling was around to help keep Konrad on schedule. And here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show’s open.  

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