Matt O’Donnell Biography
Matt O’Donnell is an American journalist currently working at WPVI-TV as the anchor of Action News Morning, True Philadelphia Podcast host and producer, as well as co-host of the Sunday political podcast Inside Story. Before joining WPVI-TV, Matt served as a news reporter at WSTM TV for one year and six months. In December of 1996, Matt was hired as a general assignment reporter for Action News, fulfilling a childhood dream of working for the station he grew up watching.
Matt O’Donnell Education
He attended the Philip and James Elementary School in Exton and Bishop Shanahan High School in West Chester. Later, Matt graduated from The University of Delaware which is one of the famous educational institutions in the United States. He also holds a prestigious degree in English/Journalism and Political Science.
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In his many years of street reporting, Matt has visited nearly every community in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys, as well as assignments that took him across the country and around the world: California, Brazil, Nevada, and England. He also took to the sky with the Blue Angels for a life-changing flight.
He’s covered three presidential conventions (one in St. Paul and two in Philadelphia), two presidents (President Obama and President Trump), and other critical events that have influenced our region over the last two decades.
Matt began his career as a do-it-yourself news reporter at WICZ-TV in Binghamton just days after graduating from the University of Delaware, covering local news and politics, including the 1994 New York governor’s election, where he interviewed eventual winner George Pataki twice.
His next stop was WSTM-TV in Syracuse, New York, where he tracked down an accused murderer for an exclusive interview, visited a community that received 300+ inches of snow in a single season, and provided daily coverage of a gruesome series of deaths that would later become the basis for the cable series “Village of the Damned.”
Matt got his big break when he was called back to Philadelphia to join the Action News team, which he has proudly worked at since.
Shortly after 9/11, he joined the Air Force National Guard on a tour to England. Over Atlantic City, he flew supersonic alongside a member of the Blue Angels. He spent four days in the Brazilian rain forest with Philadelphia Zoo experts to help protect the golden lion tamarin.
When their presidential campaigns brought Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump to the region, he interviewed them. He spent two days on the Jersey Shore, waiting for Hurricane Irene, which was on its way to becoming the first hurricane to hit New Jersey in over a century.
During their excursions to town, Matt has met Kevin Bacon, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Judd, and James Brown. He’s been with the Eagles during their playoff run, and he’s been to both the Eagles and Phillies title parades. Throughout the years, he has visited practically every community in the region, chronicling the successes, tragedies, highs, and lows of Action News viewers.
Matt O’Donnell’s Height
O’Donnell stands at a height of approximately, 5 feet 7inches.
Matt O’Donnell Age
How old is Matt O’Donnell? Matt is 49 years old as of 2021. He was born on 31 May 1972, in Detroit, Miami, the United States of America. In addition, Matt celebrates his birthday on 31st May every year and his birth sign is Aries.
O’Donnell has a dog called Bailey, which he posts his pictures frequently on social media.
Matt O’Donnell Wife | Married
O’Donnell is a married man. He is married to his wife whose name is still unknown as Matt likes to keep his personal life away fro the public. The couple is blessed with two kids. We promise to updated more details about his wife once he updates this information.
Matt O’Donnell Sons
Matt’s son is named Brendan. He posted on matt’s social media that “your own morning show anchor O’Donnell was Saturday afternoon ‘s celebrity pitcher at Arm and Hammer Park’s Trenton Thunder game.” In reality, Matt let Brendan, his son, throw the ceremonial first pitch. The Thunder managed to win 3 to 1.
Matt O’Donnell Family | Parents| Siblings
Little is known about O’Donnell’s parents and siblings. However, we are keenly looking into this and will update you as soon as it’s available.
Matt O’Donnell Salary
O’Donnell earns an average $78K-$86 K annual salary. This is according to the incomes of 6ABC-TVanchors / reporters.
Matt O’Donnell Net Worth
O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a journalist.