dancing for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Phil Sakal
Phil Sakal with dance partner Emma McCullough
Photo: Erin Wilson Beane Photography

Phil Sakal is a meteorologist at WHIZ. You can catch him on Sunrise in Southeast Ohio at 6am every weekday morning or on Live at noon each weekday afternoon.

Phil was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where his fascination with weather began. From three feet of snow from a lake effect snow storm, to golf ball sized hail and everything in between, Northeast Ohio had it all. From a very early age he wanted to be a meteorologist.

He attended Ohio University in Athens where he majored in Meteorology/Geography.

Fun facts: Phil enjoys in his free time golfing, playing guitar, as well as watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns, despite them breaking his heart year after year. He is also a huge history buff, especially American history. He is also a devout Catholic.

Phil’s previous dance experience includes dancing in a high school drama production of Ragtime, will this help him? only time will tell…

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Learn more about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at: www.ccfa.org