Shannon O'Donnell (meteorologist) Biography, Age, Husband, KOMO 4, Recipes And Salary

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Shannon O’Donnell Biography

Shannon O’Donnell is an American meteorologist and news anchor. Currently she is the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4. Before joining KOMO, she was the morning meteorologist for seven years at the San Francisco NBC station, KNTV. While in the Bay Area, Shannon filled in many times on the national level at MSNBC and Early Today, and enjoyed working alongside the Today Show’s Al Roker.

Shannon has received a number of awards in her field, including ‘Best Meteorologist’ by the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Women in Radio in Television in 2005 and 2006. She was part of the multiple Emmy-winning morning news program at KNTV, and has been featured in Men’s Health magazine.

Shannon O’Donnell Age | How Old Is Shannon O’donnell

Shannon was born in Redmond, Washington on September 27, 1973.  He is 45 years old as of 2018.

Shannon O’donnell Education

Shannon was born in Redmond, Washington. She attended Redmond High School where she was valedictorian. After graduation, she attended University of Washington, studying meteorology and graduating with a degree in atmospheric sciences. She also spent seven years at the NOAA as a marine biologist.

Shannon O’donnell Husband | Who Is Shannon O’donnell Married To

Shannon is a married woman. She left KNTV in order to join her husband, who had already returned to their hometown of Seattle to attend graduate school. Shannon enjoys writing and cooking, and frequently shares favorite recipes on her Rainy Day Cafe Blog. She lives in Seattle with her family and golden retriever Max.

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Currently Shannon is  the chief meteorologist at KOMO 4.

She began work for KOMO in Seattle in 1994 where she was mentored by Chief Meteorologist Steve Pool. Two years later, she 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. She held that position until 2000.

In 2001 Shannon joined KNTV, the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. She won an Emmy award as a meteorologist in 2004, and was named Best TV Weather Anchor in 2005 and 2006.  She also reported weather for Early Today, and was a weather substitute for MSNBC from 2003–2006. In 2007,

She announced that she was leaving KNTV in order to join her husband, who had already returned to their hometown of Seattle to attend graduate school. Shannon later returned to KING/NWCN as the weeknight 10pm anchor as well as meteorologist in December 2007. Shannon was laid off from KING 5 in February 2009 after massive cuts at that station, including her position on sister station KONG 6/16, and returned to KOMO 4 as a freelance weekend weather anchor.  She officially took the role as the weekend weather anchor at KOMO 4 in August, 2009.

Shannon enjoys the full circle experience of bringing weather education back into the classroom. She frequently visits area elementary schools with her traveling ‘weatherwise’ presentation, which enables the children to better understand concepts like pressure, clouds, precipitation and lightning as they assist her with various experiments. Her STEM outreach has been featured in publications by the Girl Scouts and Microsoft.

Shannon O’donnell Recipes


It’s time for comfort food! Is that fall feeling in the air bringing you back into the kitchen for some cozy cooking? Try my recipe for this delicious, spicy White Bean Turkey Chili. So easy and flavorful, and perfect for a chilly September evening! Even my picky boys thought it was “awesome”.



* 1 tsp olive oil
* 1 pound ground low-fat turkey breast
* 1 small onion, diced
* 1 tsp ground coriander
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
* 1 tbsp ground chili powder
* 1 cup green (tomatillo) sauce or salsa
* 1 can (~15 ounces) chicken broth
* 2 cans white beans (like navy), rinsed and drained
* 1 package (~10 oz) frozen corn
* 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


1) Heat olive oil in large, heavy-bottomed pot. Brown ground turkey and onions on medium heat until onions are soft and turkey is no longer pink. (No need to drain if low fat turkey is used).

2) Add spices (coriander/cumin/cayenne/chili powder) and stir in to combine, cooking a minute or two.

3) Add green sauce or salsa and broth–simmer on medium 5 minutes.

4) Add beans and corn. Simmer on low as needed to let flavors meld and allow chili to get the right consistency.

5) Top with chopped cilantro and serve with corn bread and salad.

Shannon O’donnell Salary

Shannon has not yet disclosed her annual salary in public.

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