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.
Eggs may get a bad rap, but the FDA is considering a change in how they define healthy.
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.
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 are there to keep an eye on those in recovery and intervene before it’s too late.
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?
Billerica residents had an unwelcome visitor in their neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
The school year is winding down. But with summer on the horizon, many parents are wondering what to do with their kids.
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.
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.
Prices have been going up in Massachusetts and around the country.
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.
The price signs with wine ratings for specific years didn’t match the actual bottle for sale on the shelf.
From sophisticated eyewear to biometric sensors, companies and universities in Massachusetts are making strides in developing wearable technology.
There are concerns emerging that all of these new pilots could confront an insurance issue if they have some type of accident.
The opioid crisis has made headlines across Massachusetts, but many parents are still completely unaware that their kids are at risk, or already doing drugs.
Companies are offering financial education classes and they are changing people’s lives.
Digital set-top boxes allow cable and satellite providers to record what shows air on the TVs in your home.
As the busy shopping season kicks into gear, the FTC is warning online shoppers to be on the lookout for a scam.
For some, describing parking in Boston is easy: “Horrific.”
Jimmy Ipp didn’t expect his blinds to last forever, but he did think he would be able to get them fixed for as long as he had them thanks to his limited lifetime warranty.
Cardless ATM’s are a new type of technology that is starting to show up at area banks.
Look at people at a coffee shop, or waiting for the T and it is clear the majority of us are addicted to our cell phones.
Under current state law, a short term rental is not subject to the hotel/motel tax.
Often in the wake of a robbery, or another tragic event, many homeowners aren’t able to document exactly what they lost.
A new reality show debuts Wednesday night on CBS that asks the question: ‘What would you do if someone handed you $100,000?’
Our shopping habits change when we use reusable bags. However, it has nothing to do with being earth friendly.
With warmer temperatures and longer days, it’s hard not to think about summer vacation.
Uber drivers can rate their passengers, and an unfriendly experience could lead to a spot on the Uber blacklist.
Beth Israel Deaconess in Plymouth did a survey and found workers felt overwhelmed by unnecessary email.
A shoddy home inspection can leave a buyer with expensive problems to sort out.
We all have to pay taxes but it turns out we have some control when it comes to staying under the IRS radar and avoiding an audit.
Some drivers are getting hit with sky high fees for failing to pay tolls on the Tobin Bridge.
Many owners of front load washers are reporting problems with the buildup of slime and mold.
It may sound extreme, but a local doctor believes it’s a useful tool.
More take out spots and coffee shops are adding electronic pay stations.
The federal government logged more than 90,000 complaints last year for scams that cost taxpayers about $14 million.
One of the hardest parts of looking for a new job is making sure a current employer doesn’t know about it.
Many companies are now offering cheap email tracking programs.
Building permits are designed for safety, but the I-Team has learned thousands of Massachusetts homeowners and landlords are doing work illegally.
The I-Team discovered that flu shots come with a potential risk that few people know about; and the results can mean months or years of debilitating pain.
MassDOT records show in just four months last year, the state charged $8.5 million in late fees for those who use Pay-by-Plate.
The I-Team discovered numerous health violations at local university dining areas.