MINNEAPOLIS — Charmaine Nero joined the KARE 11 news team in August 2020.
Before joining the news team, Charmaine spent two years working at the FOX affiliate in Sacramento, California.
She started her broadcasting career at the ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida before relocating to the NBC/FOX affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Charmaine is a New York native. She was born in Queens, and grew up on Long Island. She is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she served as the president of the Columbia University chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
She enjoys traveling to beautiful cities across the U.S., watching basketball games and mentoring young journalists from her alma mater.
When I was young, I wanted to be: I’ve always wanted to report the news since I was in high school. I wrote for my college newspaper, and really dived into print journalism throughout college. A chance internship at Fox 5 in New York changed my path toward broadcasting.
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Favorite vacation spot: Grand Cayman Islands
Favorite food: Pizza
Why do you like your job: I love meeting people and listening to stories. It’s an added bonus to do it for a living.
Favorite story you got to work on: A story about a beloved shoe tree. In a small town in Arkansas, a landmark tree with pairs of shoes hanging on it was set to be removed by the city. People from all over came out to protest its removal. I learned about the history of the tree from those who knew and loved it. Wedding shoes, shoes from a first baseball game, you name it. The story went viral, and the shoe tree united people all across the state. The tree was inevitably removed, but a neighbor gave me a small keepsake - a piece of the tree I still have until this day.
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