Carl P. Kern is the main weather anchor for Blue Ridge Communications Cable-11. Carl is also a senior videographer, who enjoys rushing out the door to be on the scene of breaking news.
Carl began as a weatherman in April 1997. His first on air duty covering a major snowstorm. Carl is always first out the door to share condition reports with his viewers and takes his coverage of the local weather forecasts very seriously. Carl can been seen nightly at 5:30pm and 10pm on Cable 11 News.
Before assuming his on-air duties, Kern started at Blue Ridge TV-13 as a videographer in January 1996. He still enjoys his responsibilities as a cameraman, in addition to his weather reporting duties. Memorable stories that he has covered include the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in which his video won an “Award of Excellence” from the National Videographer Awards and the 1997 North Carolina arrest of Patricia Rorrer. Kern has also had photographs published through the Associated Press in newspapers such as the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A graduate of Elizabethtown College, Carl Kern earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. In 1986, he started his relationship with TV-13 through an internship.