Chris O’Connell Biography
Chris O’Connell is an American Anchor & General Assignment Reporter working for FOX 29 Philadelphia since joining the station in September 2010. Additionally, he co-anchors the Friday evening newscasts.
Chris O’Connell Career
After spending two decades reporting for TV news outlets around the country, O’Connell moved back home to Philadelphia from Minnesota, where he was an anchor and reporter for KSTP in St. Paul. Before that, O’Connell was a sports anchor and reporter for a decade at Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida, where he as well he hosted a half-hour nightly sports talk show.
O’Connell sharpened his reporting skills with stints at WTVR in Richmond, VA, where he was bureau chief and reporter for two years; WAMU-FM radio in Washington, D.C.; and WGAL and WLYH in Lancaster, PA.
Besides an Emmy Award for Outstanding General Assignment Reporting, O’Connell has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists and Associated Press for his reporting work throughout his career.
He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. Worked at WRTI-FM while completing his bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film. He finished a semester overseas in London, working at the ABC News bureau. O’Connell grew up in Wallingford, Delaware County, PA, and went to Strath Haven High School.
O’Connell is very entailed with The Friends of Alexander Deihl Foundation, a charity helping families of terminally ill children founded in honor of Chris’ “Superman” nephew, who suffers from the rare disease, Menke’s Syndrome. O’Connell as well serves on the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania.
O’Connell’s “career highlight” came in February 2018 when he traveled to Minneapolis to cover the Eagle’s victory in Super Bowl LVII.
Chris O’Connell FOX 29
O’Connell works at FOX 29 where he works alongside other famous FOX 29 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Steve Keeley
- Alex Holley
- Tom Sredenschek
- Sue Serio
- Dawn Timmeney
- Scott Williams
- Mike Jerrick
- Lauren Johnson
- Kathy Orr
- Kristen Rodgers
- Jason Martinez
- Bill Rohrer
- Karen Hepp
- Sean Bell
- Bill Anderson
- Shaina Humphries
- Bob Kelly
- Thomas Drayton
Chris O’Connell Age
O’Connell likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40’s.
Chris O’Connell Height
O’Connell stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Chris O’Connell Family
O’Connell has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if O’Connell has any siblings.
Chris O’Connell Wife
O’Connell is married to Dawn. When he is not working, he spends time with his wife, twin daughters, and yellow lab Chester at his home in Delaware County, Pa. He is a big fan of all the Philadelphia sports teams and likes cooking.
Chris O’Connell Net Worth
O’Connell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as an Anchor & General Assignment Reporter.
Chris O’Connell Salary
O’Connell earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about O’Connell.
Who is Chris O’Connell?
He is an American Anchor & General Assignment Reporter
How old is Chris O’Connell?
How tall is Chris O’Connell?
5 feet 8 inches
Who is Chris O’Connell married to?
How much money does Chris O’Connell earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Chris O’Connell worth?
$1 Million -$5 Million