WDSU Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr wins the Lifetime Achievement Award

The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters honored WDSU Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Orr Thursday at the annual Louisiana Association of Broadcasters ceremony. This isn’t the only award Orr has received this year. She also received the John Coleman Broadcast Award. The award was presented to Orr by the National Tropical Weather Conference. Orr joined WDSU News in 1979 as a general assignment reporter. In 2009, after many years on the morning news, she began forecasting the weather for the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm news. She became the co-host of Breakfast Edition with Bill Stanley and later co-hosted The World’s Fair Show. ‘ with Alec Gifford. For more than 20 years Margaret has co-hosted the Children’s Hospital Telethon with Norman Robinson which helps raise millions of dollars for the Children’s Hospital. Margaret grew up in New Orleans, where she graduated from Louise S. McGehee High School and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. She has always been fascinated by the weather, having stood in the eye of Hurricane Betsy as a child. As her fascination with the weather grew, she graduated with flying colors from the Mississippi State Broadcast meteorology program. Margaret is a member of the American Meteorology Society and the National Weather Association. She has seals of approval from both. Margaret has also won Associated Press and New Orleans Press Club first place awards for inclement weather.

The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters honored WDSU Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was presented to Orr Thursday at the annual Louisiana Association of Broadcasters ceremony.

This isn’t the only award Orr has received this year.

She was also a recipient of the John Coleman Broadcast Award.

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The award was presented to Orr by the National Tropical Weather Conference.

Orr joined WDSU News in 1979 as a general assignment reporter. In 2009, after many years on the morning news, she began forecasting the weather for the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm news.

She became the co-host of “Breakfast Edition” with Bill Stanley and later co-hosted “The World’s Fair Show” with Alec Gifford. For more than 20 years, Margaret has co-hosted the Children’s Hospital Telethon with Norman Robinson, which helps raise millions of dollars for the Children’s Hospital.

Margaret grew up in New Orleans, where she graduated from Louise S. McGehee High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She has always been fascinated by the weather, having stood in the eye of Hurricane Betsy as a child. As her fascination with the weather grew, she graduated from the Mississippi State Broadcast Meteorology Program with honors.

Margaret is a member of the American Meteorology Society and the National Weather Association. She has seals of approval from both. Margaret has also won Associated Press and New Orleans Press Club first place awards for inclement weather.

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