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.

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