Margaret Orr Profile
Margaret Orr is the chief meteorologist for WDSU in New Orleans. She has been forecasting weather for the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. news from 2009 after many years on the morning news. She joined the station in 1979 as a general assignment reporter.
Margaret Orr Education
Orr attended Louise S. McGehee High School, and later attended and graduated from Louisiana State University. She is a certificate holder from the meteorology program at Mississippi State University. She also holds a seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
Margaret Orr Career
Orr became co-host of the “Breakfast Edition” with Bill Stanley, and later co-host of the “World’s Fair Show” with Alec Gifford. For over 2 decades, Orr has co-hosted the Children’s Hospital Telethon with Norman Robinson helping to raise millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital.
Orr was always fascinated by weather after standing in the eye of Hurricane Betsy as a child. As her fascination with weather grew, Orr completed the Mississippi State Broadcast Meteorology program with flying colors.
She is a member of both the American Meteorology Society and the National Weather Association. She has won first-place awards from the Associated Press and the New Orleans Press Club for breaking weather. In July 2019, she celebrates 40 years with WDSU.
During her free time, she is likely to tweet about the weather. Orr tweets the latest forecast and during severe weather, she gives the latest warnings to keep you safe.
Margaret Orr Age
Orr’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Margaret is or when she celebrates her birthday.
Margaret Orr Height
Orr’s height is not yet disclosed.
Margaret Orr Husband
Orr is married to Bill Settoon and the couple is blessed with three children and a dog named Bleu. Bleu is royalty, he was King of Barkus. Orr is a grandmother of two, a grandson born in 2016, and a granddaughter, Susan Margaret, born in 2018.
Margaret Orr Daughter
Orr’s daughter, Kathleen, is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma at age 24.
“I started to have all these symptoms like skin rash and night sweats. They did a chest X-ray and said, ‘We think you have Hodgkin’s disease,'” said Kathleen.
Orr shared this information with the public while she visited those kids who were battling the condition at a young age. She also revealed that her daughter has been taking the new drug named Adcetris which has been helpful in her journey to recovery.
Margaret Orr Salary
Orr earns an annual salary of $60,465 working as the Chief Meteorologist for WDSU News.
Margaret Orr Net Worth
Orr has an estimated net worth of $12 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Meteorologist.