Shannon O’Donnell Biography
Sharon O’Donnell is an American meteorologist and news anchor who is currently working as the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4 News since 2009. O’Donnell covers weather for Western Washington on the weekday evening shows for KOMO4 News & KOMO Newsradio.
Shannon was born and raised in Redmond, Washington, and attended Redmond High School where she was valedictorian. After graduating from high school, O’Donnell attended the University of Washington to study meteorology and graduated with a degree in atmospheric sciences. She also spent years at the NOAA as a marine biologist.
O’Donnell started work for KOMO in Seattle in 1994 where she was mentored by Chief Meteorologist Steve Pool. After two years, Shannon joined KING in Seattle as the weekend morning meteorologist as well her concurrent duties for Northwest Cable News. In 1997, Shannon was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval, a position she held until 2000.
In 2001, Shannon joined KNTV, the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. She further won an Emmy award as a meteorologist in 2004 and was named Best TV Weather anchor in 2005 and 2006. She also reported the weather for Early Today, and also worked as a weather substitute for MSNBC from 2003-2006.
O’Donnell announced that she was leaving KNTV to join her husband who had already returned to their hometown of Seattle to attend graduate school. Shannon returned back to KING/NWCN as the weeknight 10 pm anchor as well as a meteorologist in December 2007.
In February 2009, Shannon was laid off from KING 5 after massive cuts at that station, including her position on sister station KONG 6/16. She then returned to KOMO 4 as a freelance weekend weather anchor. In August 2009, Shannon officially took the role as weekend weather anchor at KOMO 4. Currently, she serves as the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4.
Shannon O’Donnell Age
How old is Shannon O’Donnell? Shannon is 47 years old as of 2020. She was born on September 27, 1973, in Redmond, Washington, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on September 27th every year.
Shannon O’Donnell Husband
O’Donnell is married to her husband and the couple is blessed with three children. She lives in Seattle alongside her husband, three children, and Golden Retriever Max.
Shannon O’Donnell Family
O’Donnell has managed to be very private about her personal life hence has not disclosed details about her parents and siblings. We promise to update you as soon as the information is available.
Shannon O’Donnell Net Worth
O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her income as the chief meteorologist.
Shannon O’Donnell Salary
O’Donnell receives an average annual salary of approximately $42, 368, from her post as the Chief meteorologist at KOMO 4 News.