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Chris McKinnon

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

Chris was born and raised just outside of Boston in Melrose, MA. After working in Colorado and Oklahoma City, Chris says it’s an honor to be working back home!

Chris 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.

Current Job Title

Morning Anchor



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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Year Graduated


Degree / Major

Broadcast Journalism/Political Science

Previous Jobs:

Reporter, KWTV-TV (CBS) – Oklahoma City, OK
Weekend Anchor/Reporter, KREX-TV (CBS) – Grand Junction, CO

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