HOW OLD IS MARGARET ORR. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST FOR WDSU NEW ORLEANS?

Margaret Orr’s age has not been published; however it is a fair guess to say she was born no later than 1957 making her at least 55 years old in 2012.

Orr has been with WDSU in New Orleans since 1979 as a reporter and meteorologist. Assuming she took this position directly out college, she would have been 21 or 22 at the time.

She graduated from Louisiana State University after attending Louise S. McGehee High School. The New Orleans native first became interested in being a meteorologist while standing in the eye of Hurricane Betsy. Orr says she was a child at the time. This storm hit Louisiana on September 9, 1965 which would make Orr about 8-years-old at the time, reinforcing a birth date in or near 1957.

Margaret Orr was on the frontline among meteorologists reporting on hurricanes throughout the years, including Hurricane Isaac in late August 2012.

An image of Hurricane Isaac from NASA:

NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Hurricane Isaac Drench Louisiana [3D View]

Updated on Friday, August 31 2012 at 10:26PM EDT
Collection: meteorology