DETROIT (CBS 62) Noticed a new face on CBS 62? Karen Carter is the new weather anchor for First Forecast Weekends. You’ll also see her from time to time filling in for First Forecast at 5 & 11 on weekdays.

Carter, a Detroit area native, caught the TV “bug” at a young age and grew up wanting to become a broadcaster in her hometown. Prior to joining the First Forecast team, Karen worked as a weekend weather anchor at WLNS in Lansing, a reporter at PBS/WCMU in Mount Pleasant and behind the scenes as a production assistant at WXYZ in Detroit.  Aside from her work in television, Karen also traveled the country as a product specialist for a Detroit based luxury car manufacturer.

She is also a proud graduate of Central Michigan University and is always cheering on the Chippewas.

Carter is active in her community and is involved with the non-profit PB&J Outreach, an organization that feeds the homeless and hungry in the Detroit area.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, cooking and spending time with her husband, family and friends.