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Aaron Wilson

Morning and Noon Weather Anchor
Rockford, IL

Aaron is known for his unique approach to delivering an upbeat forecast to prepare folks for weather.

Aaron started broadcasting at WIFR-TV while enrolled in his senior year at Rockford College. He graduated with a degree in Education and has a current teacher’s certificate for the State of Illinois. Aaron is also a graduate of Jefferson High School and has his Associate of Arts degree from Rock Valley College. He had plans of becoming an Earth Science teacher and someday a Principal. All of that came to an end when 23 News hired Aaron September of 1997.

As for his service to WIFR-TV? Aaron has coined himself as the guy that will pretty much try anything. He is seen broadcasting on location two to three times a week promoting local businesses and showing off the proud accomplishments of the region. Aaron has logged in thousands of live remotes. Some include: Living at Rock Cut State Park for a week, An RV Adventure to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Mississppi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. Live broadcasts from Yellowknife in the North West Territories, Cancun Mexico, Six Flags Great America, Wisconsin Dells, and Quincy Illinois. It was in Quincy that Aaron shared the microphone with CBS Early Show Weather Anchor Dave Price.

Aaron’s Quick Facts:

Position: Morning, Blend, & Noon Weather Anchor

Year hired: 1997

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Favorite Local Attraction: Rock River

Memorable interview: Kenny Rogers

First Live Remote: Haunted Hayride at the Children’s Farm

Education
  • Jefferson High School, Rockford, IL
  • Rockford College, now Rockford University
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