Pete Delkus is the chief meteorologist at WFAA anchoring weather on nightly newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. and providing up-to-the-minute weather information for WBAP afternoon drive listeners. He joined the Channel 8's weather department in June 2005. Delkus is board certified by the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He attended Mississippi State University for his masters level meteorology courses, and holds a Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE).
From 1996 to 2005, Delkus was the chief meteorologist at WCPO, Cincinnati's ABC affiliate. In this position he presented four weather reports each evening. He made his mark in Cincinnati as the severe weather leader through his exclusive coverage of the deadly tornado of 1999. Delkus has been recognized during his career with a variety of honors, including a pair of first-place Associated Press awards for best regularly-scheduled weather. Prior to joining the Cincinnati television station he worked as a meteorologist for four years at WFTV, Orlando's ABC television affiliate.
Delkus also has a long history as an outstanding athlete. As an All-American pitcher, he had an all-star college career including a trip to the College World Series. In fact, he still holds several records as a pitcher at SIUE. Out of college, Delkus signed in 1987 with the Minnesota Twins organization. In 1988 while pitching for the Single-A team in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Delkus finished the season with 33 saves and a 0.26 ERA. The following year in Double-A Orlando, he played 140 innings and saved 10 games with a 1.87 ERA. He enjoyed a successful career earning the Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year and the Rolaids Relief Man Award. His career ended prematurely due to a serious elbow injury. In all, Delkus played professional baseball for six years with the Twins organization.
Pete and his wife Jacque enjoy spending leisure time with their family, daughter Emily and son Peter. Whether swimming, biking or playing in the backyard, being with his family is a top priority. Delkus is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and anything that involves being outside - including his daily run and workouts.