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Chris McGinness

Traffic Reporter

Chris McGinness helps you through Portland’s busy commutes every weekday morning and afternoon on KGW News Channel 8 at Sunrise and News Channel 8 at 4.

A runner and weather geek at heart, Chris earned his meteorology degree on a track scholarship at Penn State University. Chris spent two summers as a weather intern here at KGW before embarking on a TV weather career in the Midwest. After a decade forecasting blizzards and chasing tornados for TV stations in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, he’s thrilled to be back in Portland.

Now he chases cars on the DOT cams. The dual weather and geography expertise is the perfect combination to help drivers navigate one of the nation’s most unpredictable commutes.

When not at work, he’s cruising through the Hood to Coast congestion, or training for another marathon…6 and counting.

Catch the traffic report before you go, every weekday morning on News Channel 8 at Sunrise, and on News Channel 8 at 4. You can also stay connected in your car with traffic reports on the 7’s on KXL FM News 101.