Jerry Taft(born on 14 March,1943) is the chief meteorologist for WLS-TV in Chicago.
In one’s professional career, one day he or she has to step aside from their job and retire. There are several reasons due to which a person retires from his work; like health issues, aging, personal issues and even some issues which are never disclosed.
Today, we will be shedding some light on the retirement of a famous meteorologist, who goes by the name of Jerry Taft. People know that the man stepped down from his duties, but the reason is still something that varies from person to person.
Some say that he retired from a show due to his health issues while some have their own theories regarding his age. But what is the actual reason, let us find out!
Jerry Taft’s Mysterious “Retirement”: What Was The Actual Cause of Him Retiring?
Chicago television news business has lost some significant personnel in the recent times. WLS-Channel 7 ‘s lead political reporter Charles Thomas was the most recent big name to retire, adding to the retirement list which included longtime anchors Ron Magers and Linda Yu.
But there is one more name who stepped down from his duties, and that name is the name of Jerry Taft. He stepped down from his role and responsibilities and handed those obligations to a relative newcomer, Cheryl Scott in 2016.
Him handing over the principal weather reporting duties to Scott meant that he would no longer be seen on the 10 PM shows. That raised some curious eyebrows as to why he did so!
Was there any serious reason behind it like his health issues, his internal conflicts with the channel? We do not think so, as he then said he would be continuing to do weather newscasts during the early evening shows.
There never was an official retirement, so all the concepts and rumors which surrounded him in this regard are now ditched down the sewer.
But why did he hand over the responsibilities of the late night show to Scott? This mystery is something which is yet to be solved, and possibilities are many. Maybe, he wanted to give someone else the opportunity to make a name for themselves or perhaps, he wanted to have some more family time. Till the man himself does not solve the mystery, there will always be a maybe hanging on.
Regardless, there is no denying that the man, who has reached the age of 74, has achieved an ample success in his career and was an absolute gem for his channel, who paid him with a salary of $300 thousand, that contributed in the accumulation of his net worth of 1.5 million USD.
Jerry Taft’s Family Life: His Wife And His Daughter:
Jerry Taft has always been a man of choice words when it comes to his family life. But it is no secret that he has a loving wife Shana Taft and a beautiful daughter named Skylar.
Jerry mentioned about his wife in one of his tweets and shared that his wife thinks that he is nuts.
The proud father Jerry tweeted about her daughter Skylar’s graduation, along with her picture back in May 2017.
Moreover the iconic man, Jerry has invested in properties with his wife as well. Further, he sold his houses, which he owned with his wife back in 2013 and earlier this year, Taft listed Lemont home for $1.5 million, for which he even was ready to bear some loss as well.