Sean McLaughlin | Phoenix, AZ News Anchor Bio - CBS 5 - KPHO

Sean McLaughlin

Veteran Valley broadcaster Sean McLaughlin has had multiple roles at CBS 5 News, including chief meteorologist, news anchor and reporter, and he now serves as the station's main weeknight male anchor.

McLaughlin joined the CBS 5 News team in September 2006.  Prior to his return to the Valley, he served as MSNBC's weekday chief meteorologist and Sunday meteorologist on NBC's "Weekend Today."

McLaughlin reported for all broadcast platforms for NBC Universal and was an integral part of the network's coverage of the record-breaking hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005, including broadcasting live for over 14 hours straight as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf coastline. 

In addition to his achievements in broadcast meteorology, McLaughlin has covered the president's inauguration, multiple space shuttle launches, major wildfires across the West, Winter & Summer Olympic Games, the Daytona 500 and multiple Super Bowls.  McLauglin is a seven-time Emmy award winning journalist. After being named "Outstanding Young Alum" at Iowa State University, he now currently serves on the advisory board for the Greenlee School of Journalism.

Even with his switch to news, he currently maintains his National Weather Association's Broadcast Seal of Approval and fills in on "The Early Show" for CBS in New York.

McLaughlin is married with four young children and enjoys exploring Arizona with his family.

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