Phil Schwarz
Phil Schwarz has been a meteorologist for ABC 7 since 1995. He presents the weather primarily on weekends and fills in during the week. When not covering the weather, Schwarz reports on environmental and weather-related stories. Schwarz is one of the ABC 7 meteorologists who has received an Emmy Award for his severe weather coverage.

Previously, Schwarz was the primary meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, N.Y., where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast. Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities.

Schwarz began his on-air career in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate. During this time, he also owned and operated a private weather forecasting service with several clients throughout the Midwest.

Schwarz earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal as well.

A participant in numerous volunteer activities, he is a board member of the Les Turner ALS Foundation. This charitable group raises money to help those afflicted with ALS and also contributes to the research being conducted at Northwestern University. All of the money raised by this charity stays in the Chicago area. Each year Schwarz emcees the ALS Walk for Life which is held in late September.

Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and has two grown children.

Phil's Stories
Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tips to stay safe during dangerous storms
Tornadoes have happened this early in the year in our area, so it's important to be prepared.
Crews begin construction along shore at Juneway Beach to fight erosion in Rogers Park
High waves along the entire Lake Michigan shoreline have caused significant erosion at Chicago beaches, and some of the worst damage is in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Chicago Weather: High winds cause power outages, extensive damage as many travel for Thanksgiving
People across the Chicago area are cleaning up after powerful winds gusting up to 60 mph caused extensive damage on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Chicago Weather: High winds cause power outages, extensive damage as many travel for Thanksgiving
People across the Chicago area are cleaning up after powerful winds gusting up to 60 mph caused extensive damage on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Chicago Weather: Frigid cold moves in as temperatures plunge to record low Tuesday
Chicago plunged into a record-breaking freeze Tuesday with single-digit temperatures and below-zero wind chills.
Spring, summer rain delaying fall harvest; farmers at risk as winter looms
Illinois farmers that planted crops after overcoming historic rain and flooding now face a severely delayed fall harvest.
Piece of meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica donated to Field Museum
A piece of a meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica earlier in 2019 was donated to the Field Museum in Chicago.
Chicago Weather: Flash flooding possible in Chicago as southern suburbs recover from heavy rains
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect in Chicago from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
Illinois apple orchards' picking season shortened by extreme weather
This year's extreme weather has some Illinois farmers warning of slim pickings at local apple orchards. Some orchards are starting the picking season early, or ending it early, or not opening at all.
Les Turner ALS Walk for Life steps off at Soldier Field
Soldier Field was packed Sunday morning but it wasn't for a Bears game. The crowds turned out for the 2019 ALS Walk for Life, which was emceed by ABC7 meteorologist Phil Schwarz.