Chris McKinnon

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Chris McKinnon is anchor of WBZ-TV News’ weekday morning (4:30-7AM) and noon newscasts with co-anchor Kate Merrill and AccuWeather meteorologist Danielle Niles.

McKinnon joined WBZ-TV News from KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, OK where he was a general assignment reporter since October 2011. Prior to KWTV, he was an anchor/reporter for KREX-TV in Grand Junction, CO.

McKinnon is a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While studying at USC, he worked at USC’s Annenberg TV News, and he had an internship at SiriusXM Radio.

McKinnon is a New England native who enjoys playing hockey and tennis, and he is a devoted fan of the USC Trojans. A self-proclaimed “foodie,” he is happy to be “home” in Boston and to be back enjoying the area’s outstanding restaurants.

It Happens Here: Cambridgeport & The Off Ramp To Nowhere

In the 1960s, a small group mobilized to stand up for their neighborhood. It’s a literal story about the little guy fighting City Hall.


It Happens Here In Swampscott: Coconut Husks, Beaches & Broken Lightbulbs

Join WBZ’s Chris McKinnon as he discovers what a Big Blue is, and how coconuts have helped the Swampscott football team to a dominant season this Fall.


Recovery Coaches Help Opioid Addicts Stay Clean After Treatment

Recovery coaches are there to keep an eye on those in recovery and intervene before it’s too late.


Summer Of Savings: Free Fourth Of July Festivities

Things are about to spark for 4th of July and if you’re already spending a bundle on the barbecue, why not save on the entertainment?


Black Bear Strolls Through Billerica Neighborhood

Billerica residents had an unwelcome visitor in their neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.


Summer Of Savings: Affordable Youth Camps

The school year is winding down. But with summer on the horizon, many parents are wondering what to do with their kids.


Saint Cyr Dimanche’s Long Journey From Africa To The Boston Marathon

Today, Saint Cyr Dimanche is a 23-year-old son of two loving parents in Worcester, studying international relations at Brandeis University. But he traveled a long and difficult road to get the where he is.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–04/12/2017

Summer Of Savings: Back-To-School Supplies

The cost of supplies can add up fast, so we’re doing the comparison shopping for you to find the best bargains in this week’s WBZ-TV Summer of Savings.


Why Your Auto Insurance Rates Are Going Up

Prices have been going up in Massachusetts and around the country.


Melrose High Marching Band Perform At National Memorial Day Parade

The 70 musicians and color guard team boarded buses this past Friday morning to make the journey from Melrose to the nation’s capital to participate in the Memorial Day march.