Karlene Chavis

CBS Local 2 Weathercaster

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Oct 17, 2012 

Start your morning with weathercaster Karlene Chavis for your daily hour by hour forecast. Karlene can be seen weekdays on CBS Local 2 Morning Show at 5 and 6.

Karlene graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University (ASU) with a baccalaureate. This reporter turned weathercaster developed a passion for communicating meteorological science to others as undergrad. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Geological Sciences from Mississippi State University.

In 2009, Karlene worked as a weather intern for KNXV-TV, the ABC affiliate, in Phoenix, AZ. She also completed her fellowship in broadcast journalism training through the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program and its Phoenix television station, KPHO CBS 5. In addition to weather forecasting, Karlene worked as a published photojournalist, newspaper reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, and web entertainment reporter for Gannett Company, Inc.

When not working or studying, Karlene likes to explore restaurants, shops, art galleries and the scenic landscapes around the Coachella Valley. She also enjoys learning how to cook and visiting her family in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, and fencing.

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