Lawrence Karnow

lawrence karnow bio head Lawrence KarnowLawrence Karnow is the Early Edition and noon weather anchor for CBS 5 Eyewitness News.

Prior to joining CBS 5 as the weekend weather anchor and fill-in anchor in July 1997, Karnow served as the morning weathermag glass 10x10 Lawrence Karnow forecaster at KSBW-TV in Salinas, the city where he grew up.

As a youngster, he fell in love with the weather after seeing a bolt of lightning hit a trash can. Years later, Karnow started at KSBW as an intern, and got his big break when one of the regular weather forecasters became ill.

Karnow received his Bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA. He has continued his meteorological studies and is now an accredited meteorologist with the American Meteorological Society. In 2005 he was awarded the Seal of Approval of the American Meteorological Society in recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts.

Karnow worked at several radio stations in California, including KRKC, KIDD MAGIC 63, KRKC, and KLA. While at KSBW, he worked as a substitute teacher at elementary schools in Salinas.

Karnow is married. His wife, Sharon Chin is a freelance reporter at CBS 5.

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Downpours, Hail Reported As Strong Cells Move Through Bay Area

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55th Annual SF International Auto Show Rolls Through Town

55th Annual SF International Auto Show Rolls Through Town

CBS 5 Meteorologist, Lawrence Karnow checks out the 55th Annual San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center in downtown…



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