SPOKANE, Wash. — Revered KREM 2 Anchor and Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry announced his retirement Monday.
At the beginning of March, Tom will say goodbye to his TV audience. However, Tom has agreed to stay on with the station to help with several community projects that are close to his heart, like Tom’s Turkey Drive.
Tom graduated from the Mississippi State meteorology program. He started his broadcasting career 40 years ago in radio. He made the move over to television when he joined KREM 2 in 1990. Tom won over audiences across the Inland Northwest immediately. He’s been a staple in Spokane and on KREM 2.
Over the more than 30 years at KREM, he’s had numerous accomplishments. He was honored with the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in June 2020, recognizing Tom’s outstanding and significant contribution to local television. He’s also been voted “Best TV Weathercaster” by the readers of The Inlander for 26 consecutive years.
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“I've been lucky to be part of an amazing team at KREM 2, " Tom said. "Most importantly, I've loved being a part of the community. I appreciate people letting me in their homes each night and I love the Inland Northwest."
“When I tell anyone that I work at KREM 2, the first thing everyone will say is ‘Wow! I love Tom Sherry.’ You can’t think of local news in Spokane without thinking about Tom Sherry,” KREM 2 President and General Manager RJ Merritt said. “Tom is an incredible talent and meteorologist, but more importantly, an amazing person that truly wants to lift our community. His retirement is greatly deserved.”
Tom’s love for the Inland Northwest is obvious in all his work for the community. He’s helped feed 11,000 Thanksgiving dinners to families across the Inland Northwest. He’s also supported many non-profits and schools over the past three decades including Second Harvest, Northwest Autism Center, Alzheimer’s Association, Communities in Schools and multiple Catholic schools.