Karlene Chavis

Karlene Chavis shares her knowledge and passion for science and meteorology as Chief Meteorologist, delivering your weeknight forecasts on NEWS 8 on CBS 8 and the CW San Diego. Karlene joins the NEWS 8 team from WSVN-TV, Miami, FL where she served as weekend morning meteorologist and was recognized as ‘Best Meteorologist’ by Miami New Times.  She previously worked at CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs, CA as the weekday morning weather anchor and fill-in entertainment anchor/reporter for Eye on the Desert. Karlene’s skills were also utilized as the weekend evening weather anchor for the sister station, KESQ-TV. Additionally, Karlene worked as the evening weather anchor for KECY-TV in Yuma, AZ. A native of Scottsdale, AZ, Karlene received a bachelor’s degree from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University and earned a master’s degree in Geological Sciences from Mississippi State University.  Karlene also completed a fellowship in broadcast journalism training through the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program at KPHO TV in Phoenix, AZ. She interned at KNXV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, AZ and worked as a published photojournalist and newspaper reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and web entertainment reporter for Gannett Company, Inc. When Karlene is not on-air, she enjoyed hiking, visiting art galleries and museums, baking, traveling and spending time with her friends, family and fur babies Brody and Stevie.