- Shannon O'Donnell
Early life & weather career
Shannon was born in
Redmond, Washingtonand attended Redmond High School and she graduated as a valedictorian. [ Official KING-TV Press release of Shannon's return http://www.king5.com/about/newsreleases/stories/NW_112107NRSHANNON.6422b469.html] After she graduated, she attended The University of Washingtonwhere she studied to be a meteorologist and graduated with a degree in atmospheric sciences, and in addition, Shannon also spent seven years at the NOAAas a Marine Biologist.
Shannon started out as an intern for ABC station KOMO in Seattle in
1994where she was mentored by KING5 Chief Meteorologist, Jeff Renner. Two years later, Shannon 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 [ Shannon K. O'Donnell #1068, http://www.ametsoc.org/memdir/seallist/get_listoftv.cfm] . She held that position until 2000, when she got the opportunity to work for KNTV, the NBCaffiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shannon began her tenure at KNTV on
January 23, 2001. In her six years on KNTV, she won an Emmy award winning weather meteorologist in 2004and named Best TV weather anchor in 2005and 2006[http://www.nbc11.com/meetthenewsteam/1483059/detail.html Shannon O'Donnell - Talent Biographies News Story - KNTV | San Francisco ] ]
November 27, 2007, Shannon announced that she was leaving KNTV in order to join her husband, who had already returned to their hometown of Seattle to go to graduate school. [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] [ Allen and Shannon Leave KNTV, http://penpressclub.org/2007/11/allen-denton-leaving-nbc11] Shannon joined KING/ NWCNas the weeknight 10 PM anchor as well as the meteorologist on NWCN as of Monday December 17th, 2007. [ 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] .
* [http://www.nbc11.com/meetthenewsteam/1483059/detail.html Shannon O'Donnell's biography at KNTV]
* [http://www.nwcn.com/about/bios/stories/NWCNbios-ODonnell.30621d27.html Shannon O'Donnell's biography at KING/KONG and NWCN]
* [http://www.nbc11.com/baybreakfastblog/index.html Shannon O'Donnell's new baby boy, John Robert at the NBC 11 Breakfast Blog.]
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