Aisling Creevey - ITV News Anglia and UTV
Aisling has loved clouds and weather since she was a little girl. She says she was always curious why the weather was different every day and why it was never warm in Ireland in the summer!
Many years later, she completed a Masters in Meteorology in UCD and then came to the UK to start a career as a weather forecaster with MeteoGroup UK. Three years later she retrained with the Met Office to become a low flying aviation meteorologist working alongside the RAF. Later she moved to the BBC where she worked as a forecaster and eventually a weather presenter for the BBC. She joined ITV in 2017 as a weather presenter for ITV Anglia and UTV.
Aisling sits on the board of the Royal Meteorological Society and is interested in helping younger people with careers in science.
When Aisling is not in the office she is busy running around after her two young boys who don’t seem one bit interested in the weather!
Alex Beresford - ITV News National and Westcountry
Alex grew up in Bristol where he still lives today. As a child he spent a lot of time with his weather obsessed grandmother who sparked an interest in him from a young age. A few years on Alex developed an interest in the media and by chance an opportunity came up to combine his two interests at ITV West Country. Since 2005 Alex has been part of the weather team and his responsibilities also stretch across ITV Network Weather and Good Morning Britain. He’s also presented a number of weather documentaries on Channel 4. Alex also has a passion for current affairs and can be seen presenting ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme.
Off screen Alex has dedicated much of his time to working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Much of his work has been in Schools, Colleges, Young Offenders Institutes and HMP’s. Alex has volunteered with a number of charities and is the Ambassador for Empire Fighting Chance.
Outside of work Alex spends most of his time with his son in Bristol and when he’s not being daddy can be found in the gym which has been another big passion since he was 17.
From a young age Amanda wanted to work in weather and at 18 auditioned to be a Weather Presenter on The Big Breakfast…but it was a few years before her break came.
Whilst studying Broadcast Meteorology with the Met Office, Amanda worked in various roles within the TV industry, but the dream job still hadn’t arrived. So after years of trying she decided to embark on a new life in Australia, but as fate would have it, two weeks before she was due to leave the country, she was finally offered a Weather Presenter role at ITV Anglia.
Amanda spent five years forecasting for the east of England before moving to London in 2013, she now covers a mix of ITV regional and national bulletins.
Amanda is also a qualified yoga and meditation teacher and is passionate about promoting mental wellbeing within local communities and newsroom environments.
In her spare time Amanda can be found down the local with her husband, or mixing house music...over the years she’s played in bars and clubs around the UK…although these days she’s more a bedroom DJ.
Becky Mantin - ITV News National
A true Norfolk girl, Becky started her presenting career at ITV Anglia in 2000 where she combined her onscreen work with radio and magazine journalism. Five years later, and after a little light meteorological dabbling for Channel Five, Sky and Channel 4, she moved to London to join the national weather team working across ITV’s network shows.
Becky’s hobbies are all extreme and frequently end in injury and complete disaster; ocean yacht racing, rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing and tiddlywinks. She is an enthusiastic singer (also extreme if standing on a table) and a truly appalling dancer.
Since her fourth child was born, however, she has devoted the entirety of her time away from work to domestic servitude. Very happily. (Almost all the time).
Charlie Powell - ITV West Country
Charlie first caught the weather bug in his early teens when he was watching thunderstorms from his bedroom window. Yes, a self-confessed weather geek from an early age sent him on his path to studying geography and meteorology at the University of Birmingham, before joining the Met Office in 2008.
Most of his time there was spent as a forecaster, with small stints as a press officer and digital marketer, but he ended up fully immersed briefing weather broadcasters and presenting a few videos.
In June 2018 an opportunity arose to cross the bridge from being behind the camera to standing in front of it, and he’s loved being part of the West Country weather team ever since.
Away from work his two young boys keep him busy, and with any free time left over he’s usually exploring the south west on foot and taking a few photographs. He can also serenade a (very) small audience on the piano or guitar, if you twist his arm.
Chris Page - ITV News Anglia
Chris is a local boy to the Anglia region, raised in Norwich, Norfolk. He’s always been interested in weather, ever since building his first rain gauge with his dad when he was six. But it wasn’t until high school that his passion for physical geography developed. Chris graduated from the University of Reading in 2012, joined the Met Office in Exeter and qualified as a meteorologist.
During his time at the Met Office, Chris worked alongside the military, forecasting at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, the Army Air Corps in Wattisham, Suffolk and a six-month detachment to RAF Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Before joining ITV Anglia Weather in 2017, Chris regularly presented the weather on Channel 5.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys exploring new cities around the world, sailing, socialising with friends, and taking in the fresh air by the coast. He also loves eating out and trying new food, but regularly goes to the gym to compensate!
Des Coleman - ITV News Central
Des joined the ITV weather team in 2016, delivering daily forecasts to viewers across the Midlands. Des finds the weather a truly fascinating subject, a topic that never fails to make him say OMG!
His weather journey began at the BBC in 2007. With support and training from the Met Office, he thrives on communicating the brightest and most upbeat forecast to his viewers. Des is a busy man who never stops. His career is incredibly diverse and spans theatre, film and television. He has managed to pick up a few accolades along the way with BAFTA and RTS to name a few.
Emma Jesson - ITV News Granada
Frequently recognised for her sunny “Bye Bye” sign-off, Emma is one of the longest serving weather presenters at ITV. She started as a colourful, quirky regular on national breakfast television, and has had her head in the clouds - and ITV Weather regions - since 1992, also presenting countryside programmes. Emma’s always had a keen interest in the weather, especially since she hails from the North West where there is rather a lot of it... She originally trained to be a vet, but side-stepped into TV. As she made the leap from vet to met, she found that working with exotic species gave her quite a good grounding for a career in television… she's taken part in some heart-stopping, daredevil features over the years.Emma has done every job behind the camera, and worked as a radio journalist before achieving her ambition of joining the ITV Weather team. Somewhat prophetically, her first ever radio report involved covering the hottest day of the year and frying an egg on the pavement – two of her favourite interests, weather and cooking! When she's not scratting around in the garden or the kitchen, this one-woman wildlife feeding station enjoys dinner and a musical, languages and observational comedy, reformer pilates - and when there’s time - sleeping.
Holly Green - ITV News Meridian
Jo Blythe - ITV News Granada
Jo has presented the weather on ITV since 2001. It is her dream job, which she combines with being a mum to two small children.
Jon Mitchell - ITV News Calendar
Jon was born at a very early age at the sea-side. He has brought sunshine to Calendar viewers since 1989. He was always fascinated by the weather; even at primary school he was the class ‘weather monitor’.
Having spent many years working in different parts of the U.K. for the Met Office Jon knows his stratus from his cumulus.
Jon lives in the Yorkshire Dales and counts hill walking, football and real-ale appreciation among his passions.
He says; “I’m often asked what the best part of my job is and the answer has to be getting out filming in the breathtaking countryside that the Calendar region has to offer. I also love talking to people; each one of us has a story to tell”.
Jon is a proud ambassador for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity and is fascinated by steam locomotives and old industrial relics.
Kate Haskell - ITV West Country
Kate joined the weather team at ITV in 1998 and since then has enjoyed working in all weathers to bring you the forecast. She says: “ From standing in the freezing cold and being battered by strong winds to gleefully imparting the hope of a sunny Bank Holiday to the viewers, it has been an enormous privilege.”
Alongside the weather Kate has also presented a variety of programmes for ITV from news to gardening to entertainment.
She is also Patron for several charities and recently became a Crisis Counsellor Volunteer for the crisis helpline SHOUT.
When not at work she is found mostly on the beach walking the dog or paddle boarding with her teenage twins.
Kerrie Gosney - ITV News Granada
After landing a trainee job at ITV shortly after university, Kerrie has been with ITV since 2000.
Growing up in the Peak District gave Kerrie an early love for the outdoors and so she jumped at the chance to join the weather team way back in 2002, and has been there ever since.
When she's not on presenting duty there's nothing more Kerrie likes to do than go for 'All The P's' - a pootle, a ponder, a pie and a pint!
"The best thing about my job is seeing how other people respond to and (hopefully) enjoy our British weather. After nearly two decades of local weather presenting it still - almost every day - keeps me on my toes".
Kelsey Redmore - ITV Wales
Kelsey was born and raised in Port Talbot. After graduating from Aberystwyth University, she then gained a postgraduate diploma at the Cardiff School of Journalism, before joining ITV Cymru Wales as a Production Journalist.
In 2017, Kelsey became part of the weather team and has loved every minute of it. From presenting the forecast live from the roof of the Principality Stadium or jumping into the waters in Cardiff Bay from a floating obstacle course, she loves getting involved and presenting the forecast in all weathers.
Kelsey is also an Ambassador for Carers Trust Wales and attended a special event at St James's Palace in London where she had the opportunity to meet The Princess Royal to talk about the charity's work.
Laura Tobin - Good Morning Britain
Laura has had a varied career in meteorology since graduating from The University of Reading with a BSc in Physics & Meteorology in 2003. She joined the Met Office as a forecaster soon after, her first role was commercial forecaster at Cardiff weather centre, providing weather forecasts for energy companies, gritters and local radio. In 2004 she provided local and global forecasts to Pilots and crew at RAF Brize Norton, flying local training missions, plus personnel & cargo all over the World.
In 2007 Laura joined the BBC weather centre as a broadcast meteorologist. She presented on various platforms from BBC 1 o’clock and 6 o’clock news to Countryfile, BBC world, BBC radio and online.
In 2012 Laura joined ITV Breakfast on Daybreak as Meteorologist and weather forecaster, keeping viewers up to date during some of the most severe weather we’ve ever seen, the wettest summer for 100 years, severe snow storms, Typhoon Haiyan and the wettest winter on record.
Among her other career highs are being the first person in the world to ride the Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers, presenting from many farms with lots of naughty animals, modelling hats at Ascot, and presenting the weather with Steve Carell and Kermit the Frog.
Now on Good Morning Britain Laura loves to keep viewers informed about everyday weather, severe weather, plus any interesting weather from around the UK and World and adding a little science along the way. Laura is very passionate about communicating climate change to the ITV audience & has presented many items on GMB plus a Tonight special about the changing weather in the UK. In January 2020 she went viral when she challenged Australian MP Craig Kelly about his views on Climate change when talking about the Australian wildfires.
In January 2020 Laura had a trip of a lifetime visiting NASA in Houston. Interviewing astronauts about the new Artemis mission to return to the Moon, watching astronaut training on a lifesize international space station in the neutral buoyancy lab & even driving a Moon rover!
Laura is also mum to Charlotte, who was born prematurely. She is passionate about raising awareness of premature birth & on Charlotte's first birthday launched a range of premature baby cards on GMB with hallmark & Bliss.
Louise Small - UTV
It may come as a surprise that Louise first studied Podiatry before realising she wasn’t that keen on feet! So with a change in direction, Louise went on to study Media at Ulster University.
Her career at UTV started in 2015 as a Content Editor. Here Louise would plan and develop the day's news agenda. Weather stories often became the news and it was from here that Louise's interest in meteorology grew.
Louise was appointed as UTV News's Weather Presenter in April 2021.
Lucy is part of the ITV National Weather team and has often presented weather forecasts for ITV Sport coverage and Good Morning Britain. Lucy is no stranger to early shifts having previously spent five years presenting on the breakfast show on Sky News, covering daily UK forecasts as well as extreme international weather stories and Climate Change content.
Lucy's interest in understanding the planet and how it works lead her to study Geography and Earth Sciences at university before cutting her teeth for several years at the Press Association's Weather Centre, later known as Meteogroup - Europe's leading private weather company - where she trained and worked as a meteorologist, writing daily forecasts for the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
Lucy lives in central London but grew up in rural Norfolk and Suffolk and loves a mix of city and country life.
Manali Lukha - Head of ITV Weather
Manali developed her passion for meteorology whilst studying Geography and Geology at Keele University, and after her Master's degree in Geographical Information Systems, she joined the Met Office as a graduate trainee.
In 2014, Manali left the Met Office to join ITV as Head of Weather. In this role Manali is responsible for overseeing the delivery of National and Regional weather services across all ITV broadcasts.
As well as managing and leading the team, Manali will on occasion appear on both local and national weather bulletins.
Away from work, Manali enjoys running, cycling alongside baking for her family.
Philippa Drew - ITV News Meridian
Philippa was born and bred in Southampton and is now living back in her home county of Hampshire. She decided she wanted to be a Weather Presenter at the age of 7 so it has been a long and interesting journey! After graduating from Reading University Philippa joined the Met Office, initially as a Broadcast Assistant at the BBC Weather Centre.
Philippa qualified as a meteorologist in 2003 and then spent 5 years in London forecasting behind the scenes at ITV Weather, followed by a further 8 years forecasting for the Royal Artillery on the Salisbury Plain. During this time, she began presenting the weather for ITV on an ad hoc basis before officially joining the ITV Weather team in 2017. When she's not cloud-spotting, Philippa particularly enjoys running, baking, skiing and keeping tabs on her delinquent rescue cat.
Ross Hutchinson - ITV News Border and ITV News Tyne Tees
Ross settled in the North East after spending time working in London and East Anglia.
He started his broadcast career as a journalist before moving to weather in 2010. After training with the Met Office Ross took up his position with ITV Tyne Tees and Border and has never looked back.
The job has been varied to say the least! Wing-walking, skydiving and rubbing sun cream into pigs are all in a day’s work.
Ross has a great love of the outdoors, nature and the environment. When he is not in the studio you will most likely find him outside, either walking Oscar the dog or at the allotment with his chickens.
Ruth Dodsworth - ITV Wales
Ruth is one of Wales' best known faces, having been on your screens for far longer than she'd like to admit (since 1996)! An award-winning journalist, Ruth began her career as a newsroom reporter and quickly went on to present a whole host of programmes for ITV Wales. A switch to weather came in 2000 and she hasn't looked back since! Alongside her weather duties Ruth is also able to indulge her love of the great outdoors as the presenter of Coast and Country. You’ll also find her across a whole range of local radio networks.. talking to the nation!
Ruth is a proud Ambassador for Cancer Research Wales, and works tirelessly as a fundraiser for the charity which is very close to her heart.
Ruth lives in South Wales and is a super-proud mum to two teenagers and a stubborn Yorkshire Terrier.
Sally Williams - ITV News London
Sally has been broadcasting since 1988 when she got her first blank cassette and a microphone aged 7.
She’s been with ITV since 2005 working as a journalist first in the Anglia region before moving to ITV London in 2009.
Daughter to weather obsessed parents a move into the world of weather felt rather inevitable for Sally who was trained in 2019 and “absolutely loves” her job. She’s also a mad gardener and the two go hand in hand.
When she’s not in work you’ll hear her before you see her - trying to referee their 3 young kids.
And when Sally gets the odd five minutes she’ll be down the allotment, gardening, singing or preparing a G&T…
Shireen Jordan - ITV Channel
Shireen started her career as a journalist working in radio, after reading English at University, whilst always being fascinated by changing weather patterns, chasing rainbows and asking her mum as a child "why do the clouds move"?!
Combining her love of nature and the outdoors and a move to the BBC, her career as a weather presenter began along with producing news programmes.
Shireen joined ITV Channel TV in April 2022 and is enjoying the beauty of the Islands microclimate. Out of work, Shireen enjoys beach walks, going to the theatre, running, Ballroom and Latin dancing, listening to podcasts, reading and the odd game of scrabble and backgammon!