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Meet the team: Kate Haskell

Kate Haskell Credit: Matt Austin

I started working in Television in 1998 for, what was then, Westcountry TV as their Weather Presenter. I took over from the superb but rather irreverent Ron Bendell and it was a tough act to follow.

I honestly thought I was truly terrible and was constantly waiting to be sacked. However, they must have seen something in me because I stayed on and during my time have had the privilege to report on weather stories from the Boscastle floods to the Dawlish sea wall collapsing and also present programmes ranging from gardening, history, showbiz & entertainment to the flagship news programme.

These days when I am not standing in the rain telling you its going to....well..rain... I write for Devon Life magazine and have a weekly column in the Sunday Independent. My other secret is that I run a murder mystery company which provides murderous fun across the South West.

When at home "relaxing" I chase after a husband, two children and a very naughty Sprocker spaniel puppy! We all live by the sea in a most idyllic part of the South Devon Coast so rowing, kayaking and generally being a beach bum are our main occupations. It's a hard life!

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