Who is weather reporter Lonnie Quinn from CBS?
Lonnie William Quinn was born on 9 August 1963, in Cheshire, Connecticut USA, and is a weather reporter, probably best known as the lead weather anchor of New York City’s WCBS-TV. He previously served as a weather anchor for “CBS This Morning Saturday”.
Just 2 news people hanging out in front of a red wall…
Have a great weekend everyone! pic.twitter.com/5KE0PqnT4m
— Lonnie Quinn (@LonnieQuinnTV) July 14, 2018
The Net Worth of Lonnie Quinn
How rich is Lonnie Quinn? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a weather reporter. He reportedly earns a salary of $250,000 annually, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Early Career
Lonnie grew up in a big family with six brothers and sisters. While very little is known about his childhood, except that he initially wanted to pursue a career in acting; he attended Boston College and studied communications, also being a member of the school’s swim team. He graduated from Boston College as a magna cum laude, then in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, he tried his hand in an acting career.
He created the role of Will Cortlandt for the soap opera “All my Children’, and appeared in the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, playing the role of Rich Landers. Discovering that his passion for acting wasn’t all that it seemed, he switched careers from acting to broadcasting, and worked on getting a Federal Aviation Administration certificate in meteorology to improve his meteorological credentials. His first few jobs had him working at several different stations throughout Charlottesville, Virginia, for WADA-LP and as an on-air personality for WQMZ-FM.
Quinn did co-hosting and news directing work at WVAO before finding his first newsroom job as a part of WVIR, also located in Charlottesville, as the weekend weather anchor and an evening news anchor. In 2005 he gained popularity during his coverage of the hurricane season in which he worked closely with the former director of the National Hurricane Center Max Mayfield, and joining Hurricane Hunters, collecting data as they observed the eye of Hurricane Isabel battering North Carolina.
He then went to work with WTVJ, an NBC owned and operated station in Miami, where he was the weather anchor for shows such as “Today in South Florida”. During his time there, he won an Emmy Award for Best on Air Talent. In 2007, he replaced John Bolaris, but then went on to join CBS 2 as the consistent weather anchor for the network, plus in the show “CBS This Morning Saturday”, and for sister radio station WCBS-AM 880 delivering their weather reports. He subsequently moved to be the lead weather anchor of WCBS-TV based in New York City.
Family and Personal Life
Lonnie has been married to Sharon since 2007, and they have two daughters together. He also has a son from his previous relationship, who is reported to be studying at Cornell University.
Lonnie is also known to have had occasional acting endeavors later in his career, appearing in the Polish film “In a Moment of Passion”, and as himself in two episodes of “As the World Turns”, plus having a support role in the comedy film “Dexter Dickie”.
Is Lonnie Quinn on Social Media?
Similar to numerous weather anchors and broadcast personalities, Quinn is very active online through social media accounts with such as Twitter and Facebook. He mainly uses his Twitter account to update followers on the latest in weather reports while also giving updates on the status of his daily endeavors. He also posts a few pictures of himself with his children from time to time.
His Facebook account is also very active, and he continues to do a lot of coverage of tropical storms and hurricanes that affect the country. He posts a few of his personal photos and videos from time to time, featuring his travels, at home, or with his children, including behind the scenes at the studio. His wife only makes very rare appearances on his social media which is one of the reasons why their family has mainly kept their privacy over the course of Quinn’s career. He uses his social media platforms to connect with fans as well, often posting for the benefit of his viewers.