Pete Delkus

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Pete William Delkus (born September 4, 1965) is chief meteorologist at Gannett-owned and ABC-affiliated WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, United States.[1] Delkus joined WFAA-TV in June 2005. He has both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association seals of approval. He attended Mississippi State University for his masters-level meteorology courses, and holds a Bachelors of Science in TV, Radio, and Film from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). While at WFAA, he has won ten Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Weather Anchor", "Outstanding Weathercast", "Outstanding Host of a News Special" and "Outstanding Host of Special Event Coverage - Big D NYE".

From 1996 to 2005, Delkus was the chief meteorologist at WCPO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] While there, he received a pair of first place Associated Press Awards for best regularly scheduled weather. Prior to joining WCPO-TV, Delkus worked as a meteorologist for four years at WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida.

Delkus also has a long history as an outstanding athlete. As an All-America pitcher, he had an all-star college career including a trip to the College World Series. He still holds several records as a pitcher at SIUE. Out of college, Delkus signed as a Free Agent in 1987 with the Minnesota Twins organization. In 1988, while pitching for the Single A Kenosha, Wisconsin, team, Delkus finished the season with 33 saves and a 0.26 ERA. The following year in Double A Orlando, Delkus played 140 innings and saved 10 games with a 1.87 ERA. Again, Delkus enjoyed a successful career, earning the "Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year" and the Rolaids Relief Man awards. His career ended prematurely due to a serious elbow injury. In all, Delkus played professional baseball for parts of 6 years with the Minnesota Twins organization.

Delkus currently lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife and two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (March 18, 2010). "Do Not Mess With Pete Delkus, Or Else He Will Use Weather to Destroy You". Unfair Park (Dallas Observer). Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Fee, Bill (April 8, 2005). "New Opportunity For Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus" (Press release). WCPO-TV. Retrieved October 23, 2008. 

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