For the past few years she has been a familiar face on breakfast telly, presenting the weather on GMTV and ITV’s Daybreak. Before that Kirsty was a core member of the BBC Weather Team, presenting forecasts across the entire range of BBC television and radio channels, including BBC One, BBC News and World News, Radio 4 and Radio 5Live.
Kirsty is one of the few weather presenters that are actually meteorologists, qualifying as an aviation forecaster after passing her advanced forecaster exams at the Met Office College. But her skills don’t just lie in the weather as she is knowledgeable across a range of scientific disciplines and able to communicate in a clear yet informative manner.
Born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Kirsty has always been obsessed by how the world works, gaining a first class Honours degree in Geophysics at the University of Edinburgh. After that she spent three months as an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, before undertaking further study on Climate Change at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Kirsty was offered a summer placement at New Scientist magazine, where she went on to work as a sub-editor for four years. Before spotting an advert in the magazine’s job pages for a broadcast meteorologist that is…
Kirsty is married to South African architect Renato and they have two sons, Ethan, who arrived as forecast on Christmas Day 2010 and Logan, born in May 2013.