Sharon O’Donnell is a well-known American meteorologist and news anchor working as the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4 News. She joined the station in 2009 and covers weather for Western Washington on the weekday evening shows for KOMO4 News & KOMO Newsradio.
O’Donnell was born and raised in Redmond, Washington, and attended Redmond High School where she was valedictorian. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Washington to study meteorology and graduated with a degree in atmospheric sciences. She also spent years at the NOAA as a marine biologist.
Shannon began work for KOMO in Seattle in 1994 where she was mentored by Chief Meteorologist Steve Pool. After two years, Shannon joined KING in Seattle as the weekend morning meteorologist as well her concurrent duties for Northwest Cable News. In 1997, she was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval, a position she held until 2000.
In 2001, O’Donnell joined KNTV, the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. Shannon further won an Emmy award as a meteorologist in 2004 and was named Best TV Weather anchor in 2005 and 2006. O’Donnell also reported the weather for Early Today, and also worked as a weather substitute for MSNBC from 2003-2006.
O’Donnell announced that she was leaving KNTV to join her husband who had already returned to their hometown of Seattle to attend graduate school. she returned back to KING/NWCN as the weeknight 10 pm anchor as well as a meteorologist in December 2007.
In February 2009, she was laid off from KING 5 after massive cuts at that station, including her position on sister station KONG 6/16. O’Donnell then returned to KOMO 4 as a freelance weekend weather anchor. In August 2009, she officially took the role as weekend weather anchor at KOMO 4. Currently, she serves as the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4.
Shannon O’Donnell Age – Birthday
Shannon O’Donnell was born on September 27, 1973, in Redmond, Washington, in the United States. She is 47 years old as of 2020.
Shannon O’Donnell Husband
Shannon is a married woman to her husband and the couple is blessed with three children. However she is yet to disclose her husband’s identity. The family resides in Seattle alongside her husband, three children, and Golden Retriever Max.
Shannon O’Donnell Family
Shannon has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight therefore details about her parents and siblings are not known.
Shannon O’Donnell Net Worth
Shannon has an estimated net worth of $1 million U.S dollars. Her income is mainly attributed to her income as the chief meteorologist.
Shannon O’Donnell Salary
Shannon receives an average annual salary of $42, 368, from her post as the Chief meteorologist at KOMO 4 News.