Shannon O'Donnell (meteorologist)
Shannon Kay O'Donnell
September 27, 1973
|Alma mater||University of Washington|
|Occupation||News Anchor, Meteorologist|
Shannon Kay O'Donnell is an American meteorologist and news anchor.
O'Donnell was born in Redmond, Washington and attended Redmond High School where she was valedictorian. After graduation, she attended University of Washington, studying meteorology and graduating with a degree in atmospheric sciences. O'Donnell also spent seven years at the NOAA as a marine biologist.
O'Donnell began work for KOMO in Seattle in 1994 where she was mentored by Chief Meteorologist Steve Pool. Two years later, she joined KING in Seattle as the weekend morning meteorologist as well as her concurrent duties for Northwest Cable News. In 1997, she was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval. She held that position until 2000.
O'Donnell joined KNTV, the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001. She won an Emmy award as a meteorologist in 2004, and was named Best TV Weather Anchor in 2005 and 2006. She also reported weather for Early Today, and was a weather substitute for MSNBC from 2003–2006. In 2007,
O'Donnell returned to KING/NWCN as the weeknight 10pm anchor as well as meteorologist in December 2007. In February 2009, O'Donnell was laid off from KING 5 after massive cuts at that station, including her position on sister station KONG 6/16, and returned to KOMO 4 as a freelance weekend weather anchor. In August, 2009, she officially took the role as the weekend weather anchor at KOMO 4.
She is now the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4.
- Official KING-TV Press release of O'Donnell's return http://www.king5.com/about/newsreleases/stories/NW_112107NRSHANNON.6422b469.html[permanent dead link]
- Shannon K. O'Donnell #1068, http://www.ametsoc.org/memdir/seallist/get_listoftv.cfm
- Shannon O'Donnell – Talent Biographies News Story – KNTV | San Francisco
- Shannon Leaving KNTV, http://video.nbc11.com/player/?fid=24334#videoid=189029
- Allen and Shannon leave KNTV, http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/11/denton_departs_kntv.html Archived 2007-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
- Allen and Shannon Leave KNTV, http://penpressclub.org/2007/11/allen-denton-leaving-nbc11
- Shannon Returns to KING-TV/NWCN http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/television/2004041469_kingbrief29.html
- Official KING-TV Press release of Shannon's return http://www.king5.com/about/newsreleases/stories/NW_112107NRSHANNON.6422b469.html[permanent dead link]
- http://www.tvjobs.com/cgi-bin/news/archive.cgi?action=display&Article=554122 On The Beach from TVJobs.com from 2/2/2009
- http://www.seattlepi.com/tv/400897_tf121.html Shannon freelance at KOMO 4
- http://www.komonews.com/about/people/fournews/57733327.html Shannon's official bio at KOMO 4 retrieved 10-09-2009