Kevin Charette joined the 17 weather team in September 2005. Originally from Washington state, he began his broadcasting career as a reporter and weekend weathercaster at the NBC station in Medford, Oregon. From there, he moved to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. After reporting for two years, Kevin decided it was time for a better life and decided to settle down in Bakersfield.
Kevin has always loved the science behind weather and finds it rewarding to keep those in his community on top of what's going to happen. He believes a forecast must be informational, but also easy to understand. Kevin is proud to call Kern county home and hopes his forecasts will help people in their everyday lives.
Kevin graduated from Bates Tech in Seattle, Washington, where he studied broadcast communications. He is a current member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. In 2007 Kevin was honored with Best Weathercast in Bakersfield from the Kern Press Club.
When Kevin's not forecasting the weather, he loves to be on the baseball field. He serves on the Boards of Directors for Northwest Baseball, the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, and the Sheriff's Activities League. Kevin also enjoys mentoring foster kids and visiting local schools in the community. He says his goal is to forecast the weather, but also be part of a growing community he loves.