Pete Delkus Biography | Who Is Pete Delkus?
Pete Delkus (Pete William Delkus) is the Chief Meteorologist at Tegna-owned and ABC-affiliated WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Pete Delkus Education
Delkus attended Mississippi State University for his master’s-level meteorology courses, and holds a Bachelor of Science in TV, Radio, and Film from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).
Pete Delkus Career
He joined WFAA-TV in June 2005. Pete has both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association seals of approval.
While at WFAA, Delkus has won fifteen Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Host of a News Special”, “Outstanding Weather Anchor”, “Outstanding Weathercast”, and “Outstanding Host of Special Event Coverage – Big D NYE”. He has also been awarded three times by the Associated Press, First Place winner of “Best Weathercast” in Texas.
From 1996 to 2005, he was the chief meteorologist at WCPO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, Delkus received a pair of first place Associated Press Awards for best regularly scheduled weather.
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Prior to joining WCPO-TV, he worked as a meteorologist for four years at WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida.
He also has a long history as an outstanding athlete. As an All-America pitcher, Delkus 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, he signed as a Free Agent in 1987 with the Minnesota Twins organization. In 1988, while pitching for the double A Kenosha, Wisconsin, team, he finished the season with 33 saves and a 0.26 ERA.
In 1989, in triple A Orlando, Delkus played 140 innings and saved 10 games with a 1.87 ERA. Again, he enjoyed a successful career, earning the “Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year” and the Rolaids Relief Man awards.
Delkus’ career ended prematurely due to a serious elbow injury. In all, he played professional baseball for parts of six years with the Minnesota Twins organization.
Pete Delkus Wife
He is married to Jacque Delkus and together they have two children. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and two children.
Pete Delkus Children
He has two children; a daughter, Emily Delkus, and a son, Peter Delkus. His son, Peter is a baseball player and is very devoted to the game.