Matt O’Donnell Biography
Matt O’Donnell is an American journalist who works for WPVI-TV as the co-anchor of Action News Mornings every weekday morning from 4 to 7 a.m. since 2004. Also, he serves as co-host of the Sunday political show, Inside Story and host and producer of the True Philadelphia Podcast. He joined the Action News team in December 1996. Upon his joining the station in 1996, he initially served as a general assignment reporter.
Matt O’Donnell Age
O’Donnell was born on May 31st, 1972. He is 50 years old as of 2022.
Matt O’Donnell Height
O’Donnell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Matt O’Donnell Family
O’Donnell has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if O’Donnell has any siblings.
Matt O’Donnell Wife
O’Donnell exchanged vows with his wife. The couple has two kids together. Also, he has a dog named Bailey. Further, they reside in the Philadelphia suburbs. There are also no rumors of O’Donnell being in any past relationship with anyone.
Matt O’Donnell Net Worth
O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Matt O’Donnell Salary
O’Donnell earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Matt O’Donnell Education
O’Donnell completed his high school education and went on to join the University of Delaware in 1990. In 1994, he became the institute’s graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts and Science degree in English Major with a Concentration in Journalism and a Political Science Minor.
While in college, he partook in The Review Newspaper as an editor, Tau Kappa Epsilon as a president, and Interfraternity Council as a committee head. Plus, he served WVUD-FM as a news director, news talk show host, and DJ. And, Morris Library as an assistant.
Matt O’Donnell Career
O’Donnell serves WPVI as the co-anchor of Action News Mornings every weekday morning from 4 to 7 a.m. since 2004. Also, he serves as co-host of the Sunday political show, Inside Story and host and producer of the True Philadelphia Podcast.
He joined the Action News team in the December of 1996. Upon him joining the station in 1996, he initially served as a general assignment reporter. Throughout his career, he went to communities in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys in his street reporting.
Plus, he has addressed assignments that took him country-wide and worldwide counting California, Brazil, Nevada, and England. Also, he flew with the Blue Angels. Additionally, he has provided coverage for three political conventions one in St. Paul and two in Philadelphia.
Second, interviewed two presidents i.e. President Obama and President Trump. And, he telecasted numerous vital stories that have shaped the area over the last two 20 years. However, his career debuted when he served in upstate New York just days after his graduation.
Additionally, he served in Binghamton at WICZ-TV as a reporter where he broadcasted local news and politics. For example, in the 1994 New York governor’s race where he interviewed George Pataki who won twice.
Moreover, he served in Syracuse, New York at WSTM-TV as a news reporter. While there, he pursued an accused murderer for an exclusive interview and visited a community that saw 300+ inches of snowfall in one season.
And, he supplied daily broadcasts of a ghastly chain of deaths that one day became the foundation of the cable series “Village of the Damned.” Even so, his big break came when he was called to join the Action News team in Philadelphia.
Additionally, he joined the Air Force National Guard on a trip to England shortly after 9/11. Also, he lew supersonic with a member of the Blue Angels over Atlantic City. Further, for four days, he stayed in the Brazilian rain forest with experts from the Philadelphia Zoo to assist in protecting the golden lion tamarin.
Furthermore, he interviewed Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. When their presidential campaigns brought them to the area. For two days, he stayed along the Jersey Shore awaiting the approach of Hurricane Irene, which almost became the first hurricane to impact New Jersey in over a century. Else, he greeted Kevin Bacon, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Judd, and James Brown through their visits to town.
In addition, he joined the Eagles on a playoff run and was present during the Eagles and Phillies championship parades. Moreover, he has visited just about every town in the area where he broadcasted the triumphs, calamities, and ups and downs of Action News viewers through the years.
While in Philadelphia, he and Tam include panelists in debating the significant issues we face and challenge newsmakers who make the decisions on Inside Story. On The True Philadelphia Podcast, he sits down with the people who aid in shaping the progressing conversation on what is great about the Philadelphia region.
For example, Jay Wright, Madeline Bell, Tom Wolf, Larry Krasner, the original Phillie Phanatic David Raymond, Elena Delle Donne, Preston Elliot, Sharon Pinkenson, and Charlie Dent. Also, the podcast can be streamed on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and YouTube. On a side note, he plays drums in a local rock band and competes in a number of local golf tournaments. Still, he hopes to be the key reporter to do a live shot from Mars.
Matt O’Donnell 6abc
O’Donnell is working at 6abc where he works alongside other famous 6abc meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Adam Joseph
- Alicia Vitarelli
- Sarah Bloomquist
- Brian Taff
- Gina Gannon
- Jamie Apody
- Gray Hall
- Chris Sowers
- Tamala Edwards
- Brittany Boyer
Matt O’Donnell Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 25.3k followers on Instagram.