Karen Minton was a 1972 graduate of Lodi High School in California. As the average age to finish high school is about 18, we suspect that while Karen does not look her age, she's likely in her 60th (or possibly 61st) year.
Karen Minton was born in San Pedro, California and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and finished the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University.
Her career in television began at KOVR in Sacramento in 1981 where she worked as a weekend weather anchor. She moved to Atlanta in 1984 working as an on-camera meteorologist at the Weather Channel. Karen joined WSB-TV in Atlanta in 1986 and has been there since.
Tip! If you or someone you know watches the Weather Channel for hours at a time, gets excited when weather watches and warnings are issued, or always knows what this and next week's weather will be, it may be a sign that a meteorologist, climatologist, or atmospheric scientist is in-the-making!
Here's some advice on how you can get on track with starting a career in the weather sciences, regardless of your education level from Weather.about.com.