Lonnie Quinn

Lonnie Quinn


8/9/1963, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

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Quinn has made the transition from soap actor to the news arena. He is best known as the original Will Cooney (aka Will Courtlandt) in All My Children and has progressed through soaps, movies, and radio hosting through to Chief Weather Caster at WCBS-TV and Saturday Early Showmore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lonnie was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer in 1990 for his work on All My Children.

    • Lonnie was on the competitive swim team while at Boston College. He still enjoys swimming and also enjoys roller blading and raquetball.

    • Quinn received an Emmy Award for "Best on Air Talent." The story was about being a professional golf caddy and submitted while he was at WTVJ in Florida.

    • While a weather caster in Florida, Lonnie worked in conjunction with the National Hurricane Center and in 2005 had the rare opportunity to fly through the eye of Hurricane Isabel with the Hurricane Hunters.

    • Lonnie has a private pilot's license and certificate in meteorology from the FAA. It was this certification that enabled him to get his first job as a weather caster.

  • Quotes

    • Lonnie: As you can imagine, this show was lousy because celebrities don't visit the twin cities. Plus, you can only talk to Suzanne Summers for so long about the Thigh Master. Now, there's an invention. (Concerning his radio show in Minneapolis).

  • Lonnie is a good all around guy and entertaining on TV.

    I knew Lonnie personally for a while and can honestly say that he is a good, honest and genuine guy. He does not have the overinflated ego that many in his industry have. He cares about his family, friends, and fans. He is exactly like his onscreen persona, something that is surprisingly rare in news anchors. Profesionally, I feel he is better suited to lifestyle pieces and lighthearted morning shows than chief weather caster on the night broadcast. He does well with the weather, but his personality is wasted when he is unable to show his true self. Of course, the evening show is more highly reguarded, so it is great that he has been trusted at this level. I hope one day to see him as a regular weekday morning national anchor.moreless