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Riley O'Connor introduced as WCCO-TV morning meteorologist

O'Connor comes to Minnesota after spending the last three years at KCCI in Iowa.

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

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