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Television Sun Oct 17 2010

Duffy Atkins is Friendly

duffy_atkins.jpgI went to a radio get-together and ended up meeting someone from TV: Duffy Atkins, who's a meteorologist on CLTV from 4pm through the evening newscasts. I think she's the only female meteorologist working there, which is a big deal, for sure.

She grew up in Schaumburg, and is really glad to be working in Chicago. She's not full of herself and is very friendly and down-to-earth, and is really enthusiastic, too. So what you see on TV isn't an act -- she's the real deal.

What's funny is that I was trying to take a candid photograph of her while she was talking to someone, but in true TV style, she managed to smile for the camera.

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Bart Shore / October 18, 2010 7:24 PM

It was fun for all of us to meet Duffy!

Dave Gooch / October 18, 2010 7:43 PM

I agree, I've met Duffy several times and she is always a blast to hang around with! I would love to see more of Duffy on TV. Maybe she should do a talk show?!

margaret / October 18, 2010 11:03 PM

Thanks Bart for making it happen :D

And Dave: I think she should do non-weather segments, like going to places and talking to people around town. She has a YouTube channel called "Duffinately Weather" at

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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