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Excitable 2nd-grader delivers the best weather forecast of the year

They don't come more camera-ready than Charlie Hale.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 3, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 7:07 am CDT

He may claim that he wants to be a soccer-playing millionaire policeman when he grows up, but it’s obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that little Charlie Hale is a born broadcaster.

Stepping in as the Friday forecaster for Chicago’s WGN 9 on Halloween, the bubbly second-grader did some dancing, told us about the snow in Canada, and generally flaunted his star power. There’s a 110 percent chance you’ll find his enthusiasm contagious.

That look on the regular forecaster’s face after Hale snubs his attempt at a handshake? The dawning realization that his days on the air are numbered.

Photo by Aurimas/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2014, 12:05 pm CST