Hey, I’m Tom Wachs, a 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 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 2010 and 2011 Best Weathercast Award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and traveling with my wife.