After 40 years of tracking the Midwest skies, Jim “Mad Dog” Madaus has retired. The longtime chief meteorologist at WWJ-TV (Detroit) officially signed off from the television station after his 11 p.m. broadcast on May 31.
“I ended up working at one of the best stations in the city with the nicest people,” he said in a CBS Detroit article. “But, on the other hand, I’m looking forward to retirement and enjoying life and traveling, doing whatever I want to do.”
Madaus has been broadcasting for 42 years, 33 of which were spent in Detroit, the article said. He most recently hosted CBS Detroit’s First Forecast at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Prior to CBS, Madaus worked at WXYZ-TV, WCSX radio and served as chief meteorologist for WJRT-TV in Flint, WMTV-TV in Madison, WI and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He has received several awards throughout his career, including Best Weathercast in Detroit from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.