Chris O’Connell Biography
Chris O’Connell is a skilled American journalist currently working at FOX 29 as Anchor & General Assignment Reporter. He joined the News team in September 2010 and co-anchors the Friday evening newscasts.
O’Connell moved back home to Philadelphia from Minnesota, where he was an anchor and report for KSTP in St. Paul after spending 20 years reporting for TV news outlets around the country. Previously, he served as a sports anchor and reporter for ten years at Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida, where he also hosted a half-hour nightly sports talk show.
He perfected his reporting skills with stints at WTVR in Richmond, VA, where he served as bureau chief and reporter for two years; WGAL and WLYH in Lancaster, PA; and WAMU-FM radio in Washington, D.C. Throughout his career, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding General Assignment Reporting and was honored by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting work
O’Connell attended and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, he worked at WRTI-FM while completing his bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film. He spent a semester overseas in London, working at the ABC News bureau. He was raised up in Wallingford, Delaware County, PA, and went to Strath Haven High School.
O’Connell is very involved with The Friends of Alexander Deihl Foundation, a charity helping families of terminally ill children. It was founded in honor of Chris’ “Superman” nephew, who suffers from the rare disease, Menke’s Syndrome. Chris also serves as the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania.
He started his career in February 2018 when he traveled to Minneapolis to cover the Eagles victory in Super Bowl LVII, he enjoys cooking and is a big fan of all the Philadelphia Sports teams. When he is not on air, he enjoys spending time with his wife, twin daughter, and yellow lab Chester at his home in Delaware County, Pa.
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Chris O’Connell Age
His age is not available as of now, research is ongoing and this information will be updated soon.
Chris O’Connell Education
O’Connell attended and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, he worked at WRTI-FM while completing his bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film. He spent a semester overseas in London, working at the ABC News bureau.
Chris O’Connell Family
O’Connell was raised up in Wallingford, Delaware County, PA, and went to Strath Haven High School. He has not disclosed information regarding his family.
Chris O’Connell Wife
He is happily married to Dawn whose information is not revealed and resides in Delaware, County, PA.
Chris O’Connell Children
O’Connell and his wife Dawn are blessed with twin daughters, whose information is not yet disclosed.
Chris O’Connell Height
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 9 inches.
Chris O’Connell Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging between $ 56,000 – $ 135,500.
Chris O’Connell Net Worth
O’Connell has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 5 Million dollars.