WCCO-TV has a new morning meteorologist, and the Twin Cities station introduced him in grand fashion during Wednesday's newscast thanks to some help from the Timberwolves public address announcer Shawn Parker.
In Karl-Anthony Towns-like fashion, Parker used his golden voice to introduce Riley O'Connor, a 6-foot meteorologist out of Purdue University who hails from Evansville, Indiana.
Things we learned about O'Connor during the introduction:
- He likes pizza.
- His favorite season is fall.
- He enjoys snow.
- He dresses up for Halloween.
- His nickname was once "Woody."
- He was his high school's homecoming king.
O'Connor, 42, comes to Minnesota from Iowa, where he was the morning meteorologist at KCCI-8 in Des Moines. He told the Des Moines Register in September that he was leaving the station for "personal reasons."
His final day at KCCI-8 was Oct. 25.
“My family and I are excited to begin a new chapter and journey in life," O'Connor said.
You can follow O'Connor on Twitter here.