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Sean Cronin (Wisconsin politician)

Sean Cronin was an American meteorologist and political candidate in Wisconsin. His brother, Kevin Cronin, is the lead singer of R.E.O. Speedwagon.[1]

Television careerEdit

Cronin served as a weather forecaster, producer and reporter at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois from 1981 to 1983.[2] He then served as weather forecaster and reporter at KOLR in Springfield, Missouri from 1983 to 1984.[citation needed]

After becoming a certified meteorologist by the National Weather Association, Cronin began working at WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[3] In 1986, he became Chief Meteorologist at KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada and remained there until 1988[citation needed]. From 1988 to 1999, Cronin was Chief Meteorologist at WAOW in Wausau, Wisconsin.[4][1]

Political careerEdit

Cronin was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district in 2000.[5][6][1] He lost to incumbent Dave Obey. Cronin is a Republican.[1]

Sean died on Saturday, February 2, 2019.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cronin tries to oust Obey". Chippewa Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sean Cronin". Our Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  3. ^ "Page 74". Green Bay Press-Gazette. August 26, 1984. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Cronin, Sean". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  6. ^ "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Sean Cronin, popular Wisconsin weatherman, dies Saturday at age 60".