Carol Kirkwood Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, BBC Career

By | May 29, 2024

Carol Kirkwood Biography

Kirkwood happens to be a British weather presenter who was trained by the Met Office and presently serves at the BBC, most known on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. She completed tenth in the thirteenth series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in the year 2015.

Carol Kirkwood Age

She was born Carol MacKellaig in the year 1962 in Morar, United Kingdom. She is 59 years old as of 29th May 2021.

Carol Kirkwood Family – Education

Carol was among the eight children born to hoteliers in Morar. Kirkwood received a BA in commerce from Napier College of Commerce and Technology in Edinburgh after schooling at Lochaber High School in Fort William.

Carol Kirkwood Husband

Kirkwood was wife to Jimmy Kirkwood, but the two separated in 2008.

Carol Kirkwood Salary

She receives a yearly salary of $400000.

Carol Kirkwood Net Worth

She has a net worth estimated at $1 million.

Carol Kirkwood Career

Kirkwood served as a secretarial reserve at the BBC in London after completing her education. Following a number of internal moves, she started presenting short slots on BBC Radio Scotland, followed by BBC Radio 2 as well as BBC Radio 4. She called it quits with the BBC after her marriage to Jimmy Kirkwood and went on to serve in recruitment and thereafter as a training consultant for a management consultancy in Cheshire. She featured on a now-defunct cable television channel, Windsor TV, later renamed Wire television, with Sacha Baron Cohen in the year 1992.

She came back to the BBC in the year 1993 as a freelance presenter at the corporation’s Elstree Studios training sector, where she as well hosted the bi-monthly Talking matters for HTV West. Kirkwood got to The Weather Channel’s new UK operation in the year 1996, but after it shut down, she trained at the Met Office under the guide of the BBC prior to getting to BBC News in April 1998 as a weather presenter. She has ever since featured on all of BBC Weather’s radio and TV output, among them BBC News, BBC News at Six, BBC World News and live forecasts as part of the BBC’s Wimbledon Tennis Championships coverage.

On BBC Breakfast, Kirkwood is the major weather presenter. In the year 2013, the show moved from London to MediaCityUK in Salford, but Kirkwood stayed back in London, presenting the weather on Breakfast through video link. She was the BBC’s presenter. She aired The Weather Show for the BBC and is a all the time contributor and reporter for The One Show. Kirkwood co-aired the BBC One series The Great British Weather in the year 2011. She as well gave weather forecasts on BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. Kirkwood has featured on the CBBC show Hacker Time as a guest. She as well featured on the BBC One panel show Would I Lie to You? in the year 2014. Kirkwood made a cameo feature on Hollyoaks in the month of October 2018.

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