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Joe Puma

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Go-to activity outside of work: I love mountain biking so on a typical weekend you can find me on the Rock Island Trail. I also enjoy a good fishing trip.

Favorite song: “Sunny & 75” – Joe Nichols

Favorite TV Show: Suits

Favorite book: Game of Thrones by George R Martin

Favorite childhood toy: Gameboy

Favorite food: Lasagna

What’s an inspirational quote that keeps you going? “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

Your ‘hello’ message to the Heart of Illinois:  Hello Heart of Illinois! It is so nice to be back in the Land of Lincoln. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to the University of Oklahoma to get my degree in Meteorology. I started my career at KTEN in Denison, TX where I tracked severe thunderstorms across the southern half of Oklahoma. I am very excited to be back in IL giving the heart of Illinois the forecast each day. Outside of work, I love biking, fishing, and staying active.

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