Full Name
Lonnie Quinn
Job Title
Chief Weatherforecaster
CBS New York/WCBS Ch. 2

Lonnie Quinn is the chief weathercaster of CBS2 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekdays. He also serves as the national weather anchor for "CBS Saturday Morning."

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Quinn joined WCBS-TV in 2007 after a five-year run at WTVJ, in Miami, Florida. Quinn's television career started as an actor on ABC's "All My Children." That experience allowed him to develop a comfort in front of the camera which helped him to perform exceptionally in local and national broadcasting.

After changing careers from acting to broadcasting, Quinn's first newsroom job was at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was hired as a cameraman but three months into the job, a chance to report in front of the camera solidified his new career path. Soon his duties included full time reporting and anchoring the weekend weathercasts. While in Charlottesville, Quinn covered stories related to the Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings controversy and the famous baby switch at the University of Virginia hospital. He also reported extensively on the rising political career of Emily Couric before her unfortunate death in October 2001.

Miami was the next stop, and it was a turning point in Quinn's career. Not only was he promoted to full time weather anchor, but also allowed to develop his own, unique style. Quinn has always been a fan of the weather and he hates the idea of a boring weathercast. His goal always is to give the viewers the information they need in an engaging and entertaining way. Quinn feels that if he is excited by the weather, then the viewers should be too!

By 2005, Quinn was one of Miami's most popular on-air personalities and guided the area through the most active hurricane season in history. For five years, Quinn worked closely with Max Mayfield at the National Hurricane Center. He also joined the "Hurricane Hunters" collecting data on a Category 5 hurricane as they flew through the eye of "Isabel" off the coast of North Carolina. Quinn is a private pilot himself and holds a meteorology certification from the FAA.

Lonnie Quinn