Tony joined WREX in January of 2018 as the Morning & Midday Meteorologist. He comes to Rockford from KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada.Tony grew up close in the Chicagoland suburbs of Lynwood, IL. So, he's glad to be back in the land of Lincoln, his home state.
Tony first showed an interest in becoming a broadcast journalist at the tender age of 6. His mother remembers Tony watching the news and saying "This is Tony Smith on ABC 7 Chicago this morning." Born in Chicago, Ill., He is a graduate of Barry University of Miami, Florida. He also received his Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University. Smith spends his free time, travel, watching TV & movies, swimming, running and keeping his car clean.
Tony is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Black Journalists -Chicago Chapter.
If you see him out and about say hello, or get social with him on Twitter and Facebook. He looks forward to forecasting Chicago's unpredictable weather.
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