Karen Minton's exact age and when she was born are not available to the public. She was born in San Pedro, California, and began her career as a weekend weather anchor for KOVR in Sacramento, California, in 1981. As of 2015, she is a meteorologist at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.
Minton typically does not disclose her age, but in interviews she has stated that she remembers when John F. Kennedy was president. She grew up in Lodi, California, and received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She has two adult daughters named Kimberly and Leigh Anne. At WSB-TV, she works on Channel 2 Action News This Morning and Channel 2 Action News at Noon.