Karl has been the main man in the TV6 Weather Center since 1988. His interests brought him to a career in broadcasting and later to the study of meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karl started doing TV weather in 1983.
He holds the American Meteorological Society's broadcast seal of approval and has written a book about weather and history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The election comes during a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.
Allegations of sexual misconduct against Batali were first reported in December.
The 41st president was eager to get to Maine after the death of his wife, Barbara, and a bout with a blood infection.
"I want to learn the American culture, and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture, and I want us to come together and unite," she told her hosts.
"And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women," she added.