Hanging it Up in Atlanta

Longtime WSB meteorologist Karen Minton says that after 33 years, it’s time.

Minton said she will be leaving the Cox owned station at the end of the February 2019 book.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that until then, she will continue to do forecasts for Channel 2 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Brian Monahan will take over in March.

“It’s been the worst-kept secret,” Minton said in an interview today after the announcement was made. “I have a milestone birthday coming up. I’ll be 65. My contract isn’t up until October 2019 but I just felt ready. It’s time for me to go and have some fun. My kids are raised and on their own. It’s time for me to do a few things and let the younger ones come in and have a go at mornings.”

She said she plans to travel once she catches up on sleep and perhaps take up tennis again.

She joined WSB-TV in 1986 and has been doing mornings her entire run.