Have Paul Konrad and the WGN Morning Information crew gone mad amid the coronavirus pandemic?
Over the previous few days, Chicago’s famously bald weatherman has been carrying a wig throughout his segments. However the craziest half in all of that is that his co-anchors have didn’t acknowledge the ugly hairpiece. What precisely is happening within the Windy Metropolis?
Why is Paul Konrad carrying a wig?
It appears like Paul and his colleagues, Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten, are in determined want of some laughs as a result of the wig has changed into a operating gag between the three of them.
In the course of the July 21 broadcast, Paul hinted that he was going to handle the “elephant within the room” — which many viewers assumed can be his new accent — however as an alternative, the TV character shot down rumors that the rooftop he’s been reporting from for the reason that quarantine began isn’t truly his.
For probably the most half, followers are getting a kick out of the gimmick. “Paul, I feel it’s best to take a cue from [sports reporter] Pat [Tomasulo] and put on a unique rug on daily basis. You may name this the Season Of Hair,” one loyal viewers member wrote on Fb.
One other added, “I used to be amazed that you’ve hair, which appears like a really unhealthy hat. I am certain this only a joke, nicely I hope it’s. I actually such as you with out hair, you look much more masculine.” A reddit person additionally speculated that a part of the joke is watching the anchors go “so long as they’ll with out mentioning it.”
Somebody get this man some extra wigs!
Paul did not start his profession as a weathercaster.
The Emmy winner graduated from The Theatre College at DePaul College, however quickly turned his consideration from appearing to tv information, incomes a grasp’s diploma from Northwestern College.
Nevertheless, his first job as a information photographer and reporter in Montgomery, Ala. proved to be a bit too miserable for Paul. “I don’t imply to decrease the the Aristocracy or necessity of the business. It simply wasn’t for me,” he stated of his stint masking “tragedy and destruction, freak accidents, and fortuneless households.”
Fortunately, a pal prompt meteorology, which Paul studied at Mississippi State College. The Illinois native ultimately discovered his means again to the Midwest after working in numerous markets across the nation.
As for his present gig at WGN, Paul defined to DePaul’s alumni journal that the crew tries to deliver a healthy dose of creativity and leisure to every day’s broadcast. “It’s arduous sufficient to get up within the morning and listen to extra unhealthy information,” he famous. “When we’ve got the chance to have some enjoyable and make folks smile, we seize it.”
A part of the key sauce is the chemistry between Paul, Larry, and Robin. “Our onscreen relationships are genuine,” the weatherman shared.
“They’re these particular relationships that most likely aren’t distinctive in and of themselves, however what is exclusive is that they play out reside in entrance of individuals and so they’ve been occurring for so long as they’ve.”
WGN Morning Information airs weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT and weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CT on WGN-TV.