Lonnie William Quinn was born on August 9, 1963, in Cheshire, Connecticut and is the lead weather anchor on WCBS-TV in New York City. Quinn used to serve as weather anchor for CBS This Morning Saturday. He also appears frequently on sister radio station WCBS-AM 880 for their weather reports.
Ten-time Emmy Award recipient, including for "Best Weather Anchor" in 2011 and 2010, Lonnie Quinn joined CBS 2 in April 2007. He came to WCBS from WTVJ, the NBC owned and operated station in Miami, where he served as the weather anchor on “Today in South Florida” and won an Emmy award for "Best on Air Talent". In June 2007, Quinn replaced John Bolaris, who moved to weekends only to finish out his contract.
During the 2005 hurricane season, Quinn worked closely with Max Mayfield, the former director of the National Hurricane Center, while tracking the most active tropical season in history. He also joined the Hurricane Hunters collecting data as they flew through the eye of Hurricane Isabel off the coast of North Carolina.
Prior to WTVJ, Quinn worked at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia as evening news anchor and weekend weather anchor. Before that, he worked at several different stations in Charlottesville including WADA-LP, as an on-air personality at WQMZ-FM and as morning show co-host and news director at WVAO-FM.
In 2011 he became well known for in-depth coverage of Hurricane Irene.
On July 6, 2014 he was accused by Fox's "Media Buzz" of plagarizing word-for-word a brief account of a lightning strike that had originally been reported by a local TV station in California.
He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in speech communications, and swam for the Boston College swim team. He holds a Federal Aviation Administration certificate in meteorology and currently works on his formal meteorological training.
During his brief acting career he was best known for creating the role of Will Cooney (Cortlandt) on ABC's All My Children (1988–1989). He also played Rich Landers on the former NBC soap opera Santa Barbara from (1992–1993). He also appeared as himself in two episodes of As the World Turns in November 2009.
Lonnie Quinn has six brothers and sisters. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Sharon, and Nate, a son from a previous relationship. His son Nate is currently attending The Bronx High School of Science.
- "Lonnie Says So Long To South Florida". WTVJ NBC 6 Miami. 2007-01-07. Archived from the original on 2007-01-07.
- Huff, Richard (2007-06-29). "Ch. 2's Quinn not so mighty at weather". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
- "Lonnie Quinn (WCBS bio)". WCBS. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
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