13 March 2008
Carol Kirkwood has been named the UK's best TV weather presenter by the prestigious Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC).
The awards, which are held annually, reward excellence in the broadcasting world, and this is not the first time Carol has been named the best TV weather presenter. In 2003 she won the inaugural award.
Carol joined the Met Office weather team at the BBC in 1998. For the last seven years she has been brightening our mornings as the regular weather presenter on BBC Breakfast, as well as working on BBC News 24 and BBC One.
Carol said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have won this award for the second time. As far as I know the TRIC awards are alone in recognising the work of weather presenters and to be honoured when I have so many terrific colleagues doing excellent jobs is a source of great pride".
The Met Office provides a world-class forecast service in association the BBC, with a team of around 30 Met Office staff producing more than 120 weather broadcasts per day with more than 1,000 hours of television and radio per annum, covering forecasts around the world.