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Karen Maginnis CNN :: Age, Wikipedia, Meteorologist, Family, Biography

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Name Karen Maginnis

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB Born in 1956. As of 2022, she is around 66 years old.

Wiki Bio / Profile Background

Introduction :

Karen Maginnis is an American broadcasting journalist. She is also a meteorologist currently working for the CNN news network.

Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education

  • Karen Maginnis, also known as Karen Maginnis Murray, was born in 1956 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, where she also grew up.
  • She had four siblings – Brothers David M. Maginnis, Walter K. Maginnis, and Stephen K. Maginnis, and sister Susan M. Maginnis.
  • Her mother, Elsie C. Carroll Maginnis, passed away in 2005. Her brother David M. Maginnis passed away before Elsie did.
  • Karen married her husband, Scott Murray on September 12, 1989. She has two children with Scott – daughter Ernestine Murray and son Max Murray.
  • Karen attended the University of South Carolina, a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • After being raised and studying in South Carolina, Karen spent years living in Atlanta, Georgia, and now lives next to Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia.

Work : Career, Income, Salary & Net worth

  • Karen is a highly experienced and sought-after meteorologist.
  • She has worked as a freelance meteorologist for various broadcasters, primarily with Turner Broadcasting and CNN. She has been working for CNN since 1985.
  • Karen has expertise in international and national meteorology and has forecast various significant weather events throughout her career.
  • In September 1989, Karen reported on the ravages of Hurricane Hugo as it crossed the Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico, making landfall in the southeast of the United States as well.
  • In August 2000, Karen participated in a CNN chat room during Newsstand via telephone. The chat was on the topic of hurricanes, where she showcased her expertise on the matter in a questions and answers session with the audience.
  • For her outstanding expertise and her work in the field of meteorology, Karen was awarded the Seal of Approval by the American Meteorology Society.
  • She continues to work as an international meteorologist for CNN, making appearances to present the weather forecast throughout the day during several bulletins.

Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :

  • Karen’s other passion alongside the science of meteorology is nature photography.
  • She is a highly-skilled nature photographer and specializes in photographing North American owl species. The stunning owl photographs are frequently featured on her social media to the great acclaim of her friends and fans.
  • She is currently reporting the weather from a makeshift home office while in social isolation during the COVID19 pandemic. Her cat Rocket is usually collaborating with her on the weather forecast.
  • Karen loves traveling all over the world and especially enjoys going on trips with her husband, Scott Murray. They go on skiing trips together in the wintertime, but Karen admits that her husband is better than her at the sport.
  • She has also photographed wildlife in various international locations, like India, Colombia, South Africa, Australia, and on a national level throughout most of the states in the United States.
  • Karen has also worked for CNN’s international news channel and newsdesk, as well as for HLN.
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4 thoughts on “Karen Maginnis CNN :: Age, Wikipedia, Meteorologist, Family, Biography”

  1. Good morning Karen, just saw you on HLN and what a treat. I first saw you when I was stationed at Charleston Air Force Base back in the early 80’s. I spent many years abroad and retired and moved here to the Atlanta area in 1998 and was pleased to see you on CNN. Your fan.

    Johnny Collins.

  2. Karen,

    I watched you growing up in Charleston SC. Just watched you again in my 50s on CNN. You are still by far the most informative Weather Professor. I say that because I learn some either weather-oriented history or what causes a particular type of weather, every time I watch you. So proud you are from South Carolina!

  3. I was up late and saw you on CNN. This is stupid, but I just cut my hair exactly like yours and I try not to style like a teenager ( I turned 60 this year.) You looked fresh and younger than I do, but seeing it on you made me like mine better. This has nothing to do with the news, but I just wanted to say thank you.

    P.S. I thought you were at least 10-15 years younger, and I have a 60-inch screen, so GOOD JOB!

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