Dorrell Wenninger, Chief Meteorologist, Central Oregon Daily

Dorrell has been a meteorologist since 2009. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University, where he completed his studies in Broadcast Meteorology. After graduation, he started his career in Central Louisiana where he was the morning meteorologist for five years. Prior to joining the Central Oregon Daily News family, his career took him to Bismarck, North Dakota. So, he is no stranger to extreme winter weather, very cold temperatures or severe weather.

Dorrell married the love of his life in October of 2017, just before moving to the Bend area to begin this new chapter of their lives together. They do not have any children but they did adopt a fur baby while in North Dakota. Her name is Lily and she is a lab mix who was rescued as a stray puppy.

Dorrell and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors. This includes everything from hiking to fishing, playing golf and winter sports. They are looking forward to taking advantage of all of the different outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as learning how to curl and play pickleball.

Dorrell is also the type of person who digs in & plants roots in the community. He loves to be involved in church and as many community events as possible. If you see him out and about feel free to say hi, because meeting new people is his second favorite thing to do. Both Dorrell and his wife enjoy calling Central Oregon their home and diving in to everything that our area has to offer.

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