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Karen Carter

Karen Carter Charles Forbes/CBS Detroit

Karen Carter is an award-winning and Emmy nominated meteorologist who appears weekdays on CBS News Detroit and CW50.

A Metro Detroit native, Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University, having studied broadcasting, meteorology, and art while cheering competitively on the national level for the Chippewas.

In 2017, under the First Forecast brand, CBS Detroit named Karen Chief Meteorologist, making her the first female in Detroit TV history to hold that title. Prior to this accomplishment, Karen worked as weekend forecaster for CBS & CW in Detroit. She also spent time as a weather forecaster at WLNS in Lansing.

Karen loves being involved with the community, contributing her time to local organizations like The Salvation Army, Meadow Brook Theatre Guild, Autism Speaks, Open Door Outreach, Camp Oakland, and many more.

In her free time, Karen loves to cook, garden in her perennial and vegetable gardens, and work on her art. In the summertime, Karen especially enjoys vacationing up north with her husband and daughter.

You can follow Karen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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