Chris O’Connell Biography
Chris O’Connell is an American anchor and reporter working for FOX 29 as a general assignment reporter from Monday to Thursday and co-anchor of the Friday evening newscasts at Five, Six, Ten, and 11 p.m. He joined the FOX 29 news team in September 2010.
Prior to O’Connell returning to Philadelphia, he served as a television reporter for twenty years in Minnesota where he worked at KSTP in St. Paul as an anchor and reporter. He also worked at Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida where he served for ten years as a sports anchor and reporter hosting a half-hour nightly sports talk show. Chris has also worked at WTVR in Richmond, Richmond, Virginia where he worked for two years as a bureau chief and while he was at the station, he honed his reporting skills.
In addition, O’Connell has also worked at WAMU-FM radio in Washington, D.C., and WLYH in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and WGAL. He has received an Emmy award for his outstanding general assignment reporting. For O’Connell’s reporting work throughout his career, he was honored by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Furthermore, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism in 1991.
As Chris worked on his bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film, he also worked at WRTI-FM. In addition, he also worked at the ABC News bureau in London for a semester. Wallingford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania where he attended Strath Haven High School and graduated with a diploma. In addition, he is actively involved with The Friends of Alexander Deihl Foundation which is a charity helping families of terminally ill children.
In addition, he is a board member of the Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. During his leisure time, he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and twin daughters. Chris also enjoys cooking, watching and cheering on the Philadelphia sports teams, and traveling.
Chris O’Connell Salary
O’Connell earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Chris O’Connell Net Worth
O’Connell has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
Chris O’Connell Age
O’Connell likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not disclosed his age. However, this information will be updated when available.
Chris O’Connell Height and Weight
O’Connell stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Chris O’Connell Family
O’Connell likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Chris O’Connell Wife and Children
O’Connell is married to Dawn and together they have been blessed with twin daughters whose names he has not disclosed.
Chris O’Connell Social Media Platform
O’Connell is very active on his Twitter, and Facebook pages. He has 10.9k followers on Twitter and 19k followers on Facebook.