Butler also co-hosts ABC 7's broadcast of the Chicago Air and Water Show, as well as the "Chrysler All-Star Shoot-Out," a celebrity golf tournament that airs throughout the summer. From 1993 to 2002, Butler filled in for weather anchors Spencer Christian and Tony Perkins on ABC's Good Morning America. Before joining ABC 7, Butler anchored the morning and noon weathercasts at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va. (1992-93). Earlier, she was the chief weather anchor at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio (1988-1991).
Butler began her broadcasting career as a weekend weathercaster at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, W. Va. (1988).
Butler is a sealed member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. She was named "Woman of the Year" by the Executive Women's Golf Association and won the Illinois Treasurer's Public Service Award in 2000.
She promotes the creativity of children through her Weather Sketcher's Club, which encourages children to send their weather-related drawings for a potential airing on ABC 7 News This Morning.
Butler earned her B.S. in Broadcasting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded her meteorology certification from Mississippi State University in 2001. She is married and has two children.
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