Kevin O'Connell (weatherman)

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Kevin O'Connell is the chief weather anchor for WGRZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York.[1]

O'Connell also sub-hosted on The David Letterman Show on NBC, hosted the game show Go on NBC from October 1983 to January 1984, and presented the syndicated disco series Disco Step-by-Step from 1977 to 1980. He was often a substitute weathercaster for Weekend Today during the 1990s.

O'Connell was previously a news and weather anchor for Buffalo's WIVB, as well as Los Angeles' KNBC and KCBS-TV during the 1980s before returning to Buffalo in 1990. He was also a disc jockey early in his career, before moving into work in weather.[2]

His father is the late George O'Connell, the City Comptroller who led to effort to save the Shea's Performing Arts Center after it had fallen prey to taxes. His sister is Mary Kate O'Connell, a stage actress.

Since joining WGRZ in the 1990s, O'Connell's primary focus has been weather forecasting, and he obtained an American Meteorological Society seal of approval as a result of his work there. O'Connell does not go by the title of meteorologist since he does not hold a bachelor's degree in the science of meteorology; he has some meteorology education from Buffalo State College.[3]

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  1. ^ Stephen Cohen The Newslife: From Arkansas to Aruba 2011 - Page 336 "... did run across Kevin O'Connell, a weatherman from the city who had made his way to Los Angeles at KNBC. He had the boyish good looks of a California surfer, which he was not. Now back in Buffalo, in a monster home on a nearby lake, , we shared stories of Los Angeles, and I offered him the chance to get back onto the air at WGRZ. ..."
  2. ^ Channels - Volume 7 - 1987 -Page 70 "KCBS weatherman Kevin O'Connell took the brunt of their raps for his live, on-location "California Living" segments that "discovered" a new town every day. Wrote the Herald Examiner's Ray Richmond: "The only hope is that he'll eventually run out of towns." Los Angeles viewers quickly voted writh their channel selectors. After two weeks, the Nielsens for KCBS news were down a full share point ..."
  3. ^ Pergament, Alan (January 3, 2014). A tale of two weather cities. The Buffalo News. Retrieved January 3, 2014.

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