Kevin O'Connell is the chief weather anchor for WGRZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York. O'Connell also sub-hosted on The David Letterman Show on NBC, hosted the short-lived game show Go from 1983 to 1984 and presented the syndicated disco series Disco Step-by-Step from 1977 to 1980. He was often a substitute weathercaster for Weekend Today during the 1990s.
O'Connell was previously a news and weather anchor for Buffalo's WIVB, as well as Los Angeles' KNBC, KABC-TV and KCBS-TV during the 1980s before returning to Buffalo in 1990. O'Connell was also a disc jockey early in his career, before moving into work in weather.
O'Connell's father is the late George O'Connell, the City Comptroller who led effort to save the Shea's Performing Arts Center after it had fallen prey to taxes. O'Connell's sister is Mary Kate O'Connell, a stage actress.
Since joining WGRZ in the 1990s, O'Connell's primary focus has been weather forecasting, and he obtained an American Meteorological Society seal of approval as a result of his work there. O'Connell does not go by the title of meteorologist since he does not hold a bachelor's degree in the science of meteorology.