Caribe Devine | Biography 2021

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  • Full Name Caribe Devine
  • Occupation Meteorologist, News Anchor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Texas, USA
  • Birth Date Jun 15, 1979
  • Age 44 Years, 10 Months


Meteorologist and News Anchor at 12 News

Caribe Devine | Biography 2021

She is a member of the National Weather Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Caribe Devine joined 12 News in 2005 as a weekend weather anchor and a live shot feature reporter. She was promoted to weeknights as a head meteorologist in 2011. Devine became the first female co-anchor of the network evening news.

Caribe Devine is an American news reporter and meteorologist for 12 News (KPNX).

Who Is Caribe Devine?

Caribe Devine is a well-known journalist and television personality presently employed as a Weeknight Meteorologist for EVB Live and News Anchor for 12 News at 5, 6, and 10 pm, in Phoenix, Arizona. She served as a Chief Meteorologist and Weekend Weather and Feature Reporter at 12 News before joining the anchor desk.

She started her journalism career as a Weather Reporter at KFOX in El Paso, Texas, before moving to KTSM as a Weekend Weather Anchor. She is also a member of the National Weather Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. In June 2018, Devine was selected in the '40 under 40' for Phoenix magazine.

Devine has been married to Renard Johnson, and the couple has two daughters, Nevaeh and Aviva.

Early Life and Education 

Caribe Devine was born on 15 June 1979 in Longview, Texas, near the border of Louisiana. But the reporter considers El Paso, Texas, as her hometown, as she moved there at the young age of 12. Devine has been interested in anchoring and journalism since her childhood. Devine began her career in journalism while she was still in high school. She worked as a news broadcaster at the Andress High School during her high school days.

But she picked a different route in college. Devine earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She also has a Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.

Early Career 

Soon after college, Devine returned to news broadcasting that landed her the first position as a weathercaster at KFOX-TV. KFOX-TV, virtual channel 14, is a Fox-affiliated TV station broadcasting at El Paso in Texas and Las Cruces in New Mexico. The Sinclair Broadcast Group owns the station as part of a duopoly alongside CBS affiliate KDBC-TV. 

She subsequently moved on to KTSM-TV and began as a weekend weather reporter until she landed a job at 12 Action News. KTSM-TV, virtual channel 9, is an NBC-affiliate TV station broadcasting at El Paso in Texas and Las Cruces in New Mexico. Nexstar Media Group owns the network. 

Career at 12 News (KPNX)

In 2005, Devine started her professional career at 12 News, a Phoenix NBC affiliate, as a weekend weather anchor and a live shot feature reporter. In 2011, she was promoted to weeknights as a head meteorologist of the Phoenix-based network. She was a pioneer for women in this field as the first female co-anchor of the network evening news.

Devine works as a meteorologist for programs such as EVB Live12 News at 5 pmArizona Nightly News, and 12 News at 10 pm on weeknights. She also conducts live conversations, and feature segments on EVB Live at 4 pm, besides delivering weather forecasts for all the evening shows.

She regards the Arizona Monsoon Season that comes throughout the summer months to be the pinnacle of her profession as a meteorologist. Her major purpose is to provide the people with the information they need to keep safe, whether it's in the form of record-breaking heat, large dust storms, or violent and torrential thunderstorms. 

"Not only was it important for me to stay in Phoenix, because I love this city, but it was just as important for me to stay at 12 News," Devine stated to Phoenix Magazine in 2018. "In many ways, I feel like I've grown up at 12 News both personally and professionally. It's a great place to work with great people, who work hard every day to put out the very best TV news product we can deliver."

Her most recent works include a May 2021 in-depth interview with socialite, humanitarian, and special educator Cindy McCain. During the interview, they talked about Cindy's life following her husband, John McCain's death. They also discussed Arizona politics, her new book, COVID-19, and many more topics. 

Phoenix 40 under 40 

In 2018, Devine was selected as one of the 40 most influential people competitive and successful in their respective fields. The 40 were chosen from over 300 submissions, including the favorites of the PHOENIX editors and outside nominations from eight eminent panelists.

She was selected among five reporters alongside Jason Snavely from ABC 15 Sports, Kylee Cruz from CBS 5, Kristy Siefkin from FOX 10 Weather, and Jared Dillingham from 3TV. 

Personal Life

Devine has been married to the founder of METI Inc., Renard Johnson. It is a professional service organization that serves federal and commercial customers with systems engineering and information technology support. The couple has two daughters: Nevaeh, born in October 2009, and Aviva, born in December 2013.

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