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
  • Nearly 1,000 flights canceled as record-breaking snow blankets Chicago

    CHICAGO — Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled at Chicago’s airports as snow blanketed the area Monday. The Winter Weather Advisory is over, but the damage is done. As of 2 p.m., 856 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport while 94 flights were canceled at Midway International Airport. Delays at O’Hare are averaging about 86 minutes while delays at Midway are about 23 minutes. Icy conditions at O’Hare even caused a plane to skid off the runway. A number of […]

  • Friday Forecaster gives shoutout to his agent, Cubs’ Javy Baez

    Friday Forecaster: Carlos Guzman, 3rd grade, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northeastern Illinois has been discontinued

    Update 2:15PM CDT… The Severe Thunderstorm watch has been cancelled for the entire Chicago area. While there will be showers and a few thunderstorms around the area as weak low pressure drifts out of northern Illinois into northern Indiana this Tuesday afternoon, the threat of severe storms has decreased significantly. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The National Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northeast Illinois until 3PM this Tuesday for counties west and south of Chicago. This includes the following […]

  • 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

  • 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, […]

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

  • 3rd grader reports Friday’s forecast

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