Tom Wachs

Tom Wachs

Chief Meteorologist

I'm the weekday evening chief meteorologist here at FOX6. I joined the FOX6 Weather Team in June 2014. It’s great to be home again. Ever since age 3, I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist. I grew up in Mequon, watching and learning from former FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella. In high school, I was fortunate to intern with Vince. So, it’s a dream come true to work at FOX6.

After graduating from Homestead High School, I attended both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I dove into the business early, interning at many TV stations in both Milwaukee and Oklahoma City. I also interned at The Weather Channel in Atlanta. After college, I spent two years as Chief Meteorologist at KNOP-TV in North Platte, Nebraska before moving to WJHL-TV in northeast Tennessee. I met my beautiful wife in Tennessee and we headed for Kansas City, where I worked at KCTV for 6 years, doing TV weather and storm chasing for the station.

I was one of the first 200 people in the country to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation ("CBM") from the American Meteorological Society. I was also honored to receive the 2019 Best Weathercast Award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and traveling with my wife.

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