Lynette Charles is chief meteorologist at WMAR


— WMAR has named Lynette Charles as its chief meteorologist. Charles has been with the Baltimore news station since August 2010. She succeeds Wyatt Everhart, who will stay with WMAR as the host of “Midday Maryland,” a lifestyle show that will be launched locally on the ABC affiliate this fall.

“Lynette is a strong and dependable meteorologist that just happens to also have an amazingly warm on-air personality,” said Kelly Groft, news director for WMAR ABC2. “The fact that our new chief is also a ‘Good Morning Maryland’ host is no accident. It drives home the point that mornings are becoming a key starting point for Marylanders each day. Lynette will set the tone weekdays on-air, online and through her strong social media presence. She will also be guiding coverage in all severe weather situations.”

“I am most proud of helping the viewers stay safe in severe weather and going to schools to talk to the students about the weather,” said Charles. “It is exciting to be given the opportunity to help drive WMAR as the leader in local weather coverage, whether it is severe weather events or simply preparing Marylanders for their day.”

Charles held previously roles at The Weather Channel, WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and WPMT in York, Pa.