Lynette Charles, who has been a meteorologist at WMAR-2 News since 2014, is leaving the station. Here’s why.
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On Monday morning, Lynette Charles announced that she will be leaving WMAR after 10 years with the station.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the viewers of Baltimore for the last decade,” said Lynette. “I will always cherish the relationships I’ve built with our team and our viewers.”
Lynette’s last day at WMAR will be Friday, October 20th.
“While it is difficult to say goodbye, I am excited to start this next chapter in my career,” she said.
Lynette joined WMAR in 2007 as a weekend meteorologist before becoming the weekday evening meteorologist in 2010. She has been a key member of the First Warning Weather team, providing accurate forecast for Baltimore and Central Maryland.
Lynette Charles’ career
Lynette Charles, who has been a staple of the WMAR news team for many years, announced her departure from the station on Monday evening.
In a statement released by WMAR, Charles said: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from WMAR. Working here has been an honor and a privilege, and I will always cherish the memories I’ve made with my colleagues. I want to thank everyone at the station for their support over the years, and I wish them all the best in the future.”
Charles did not give a specific reason for her departure, but she hinted at it in her statement, saying that she “decided it was time for a new chapter” in her life.
This is a developing story, and we will update this article with more information as it becomes available.
Lynette Charles is leaving WMAR News to pursue other opportunities, effective immediately.
Charles has been with the station for 10 years, most recently serving as a morning meteorologist. She will be replaced by Mike Masco, who comes to WMAR from WIS in South Carolina.
WMAR News Director Scott Livingston said in a statement, “We are sad to see Lynette go, but we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Why is Lynette Charles leaving WMAR News?
Lynette Charles is leaving WMAR News after nearly two decades with the Baltimore ABC affiliate.
Charles, who has been with WMAR since 2001, announced her departure on social media Thursday night. In a post on her personal Facebook page, she said she was “bittersweet” about leaving the station but that it was time for her to “move on to the next chapter” of her life.
“I have some very special people that I will miss dearly, but I know our paths will continue to cross,” she wrote. “I want to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout the years. You have been like family to me and I will never forget the times we have shared together.”
Charles did not say what her next career move would be, but in an interview with The Baltimore Sun, she said she was looking forward to “exploring other opportunities” and that she was “open to anything.”
Charles joined WMAR as a weather forecaster in 2001 and eventually became the station’s weekend morning meteorologist. She most recently served as the weekday evening meteorologist for WMAR’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts.
What’s next for Lynette Charles?
After 16 years at WMAR-2 News, Lynette Charles is saying goodbye to Baltimore.
“It’s hard to leave a place that you love so much and that’s been your home for so long, but sometimes in life you just have to make a change,” said Lynette.
Lynette will be joining the ABC affiliate in Washington D.C., WJLA, as their new weekend morning meteorologist.
“I am excited for this new chapter in my career and life,” said Lynette. “I want to thank everyone at WMAR-2 News for all their support over the years.”
Lynette’s last day at WMAR-2 News will be August 31st.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving WMAR 2 News at the end of this month.
As many of you know, this has been a very difficult decision for me. But, after much thought and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to move on to the next phase of my career.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported me over the years. I have been truly blessed to work with such an amazing team of people, and I will cherish the memories we have made together.
I am excited about what the future holds, and I look forward to staying in touch with all of you. Thank you for everything.