Shana Taft Bio, Wiki
Shana Taft is best known for being the wife of Jerry Taft, an American meteorologist who served as chief meteorologist for WLS-TV in Chicago. He worked in that role for 42 years. Taft is being reported to have died on July 23, 2020, at the age of 77.
Shana Taft & Jerry Taft
Taft was 19 when he married his high school sweetheart; they had their first child not long afterwards. Taft went on to marry Shana, to whom he remained married until his death. Together, they had two children (Skylar and Storm). He also had two other children (Danna and Jay).
Jerry Taft Career
Jerry Taft was a Chicago-based meteorologist who worked for KABC – or ABC7 – for 33 years. According to the news outlet, he originally worked as a captain in the Air Force in Texas.
He went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – which was chosen by his military program, the Patch previously reported.
“I remember driving to Madison thinking I was going to study meteors,” Taft told the Patch. “When I got there and they told me it was the weather, it was fascinating but I just didn’t put two and two together at that time.”
Jerry Taft Death & Cause
Taft died on Thursday night, KABC reported. He died peacefully surrounded by family, according to the outlet.
It is with a very heavy heart that I share the passing of our dear Jerry Taft with you. Jerry was instrumental in my coming to @ABC7Chicago I can hear that laugh. Wow…I can hear that laugh. Miss you, pal. My deepest sympathy to his family. pic.twitter.com/ZoQN91xvTL
— Tracy Butler (@TracyButlerABC7) July 24, 2020