Originally posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Karen Minton, after 33 years at Channel 2 Action News, provided her final weather forecast for the station Wednesday morning, February 27.
The station pulled out all the stops to fete the meteorologist with video packages about her life. She was one of the first female meteorologists on local Atlanta TV, according to WSB’s chief meteorologist Glenn Burns.
Burns, who made a surprise appearance Wednesday morning, calculated she did more than 7,600 weather forecasts.
“I have loved this more than anything in the world,” Minton told her morning crew Wednesday, her voice cracking with emotion, tears rolling down her face. “It’s been a pleasure... This is absolutely the best.”
Brian Monahan will take over for her in the mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Below is a video package showing what time she gets up (12:24 a.m.) and how her day typically goes:
And here is a little history about her life going back to her modeling days in college:
Here is Minton recounting some of the biggest weather events she covered over the years:
Burns, who recommended her to WSB-TV in 1986 from the Weather Channel, had kind words to say about his colleague and “little sis” and vice versa:
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