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Tony Smith

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Morning Meteorologist

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.

Little known facts about Tony:

  • Besides forecasting the weather, I love any excuse to look at fancy and exotic cars. I believe there are cars, there are luxury cars, and then there are cars folks just can't stop dreaming about getting behind the wheel and taking off. In the future, I would love to create a blog summarizing the most insane super-cars in the world. I just wish I could afford them all to own them.
  • I just love meeting new people and enjoying what makes Rockford such a great place to live.
  • I believe I am a good shower singer. I just don't think my neighbors will enjoy! Maybe, I should just stick to enjoying the challenge of forecasting the Stateline's unpredictable weather.
  • My birth name is Tony, I get tons of people who want to call me Anthony but I won't get offended. I guess my nickname could be Anthony. 
  • In the last 5 years I have moved 4 times. I think I am a professional mover at this point. 
  • My birth name is Tony, I get tons of people who want to call me Anthony but I won't get offended. I guess my nickname could be Anthony. 
  • I have a big family. They are so excited that I live so close.
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