Carol Kirkwood Biography
Born and raised in Morar, Inverness-shire, Carol Kirkwood is a Scottish journalist and weather presenter. Kirkwood has been trained by the Met Office and is working at BBC. She presents both BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire shows. The weather presenter featured in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing airing on BBC One. She partnered with Pasha Kovalev a professional dancer. She managed to peak at position 10.
Carol Kirkwood Age
The weather presenter is aged 58 years as of 2021. She was born on the 29th May 1962, in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Carol Kirkwood Height
Carol is a woman of average height. The weather presenter stands at an approximated height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m ) and weighs about 67 Kgs. On to her body measurements, she approximately measures 38-27-38 inches. Her blonde hair and blue eyes match perfectly together.
Carol Kirkwood Family
Born and raised in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland, Kirkwood was named Carol MacKellaig at birth. She was born to her parents who were hoteliers in their hometown. Kirkwood was raised alongside her seven siblings whose information she has not yet disclosed.
Carol Kirkwood Education
Carol went to Lochaber Highschool in Fort William and after graduating she joined Napier College of Commerce and Technology in Edinburgh. She graduated Alma mater with a bachelor of arts degree in commerce.
Carol Kirkwood BBC
Carol started working for the BBC’s secretarial reserve in London. This came after her graduation. Kirkwood began presenting shorts programs on BBC Radio Scotland. She then moved to BBC Radio 2 and later BBC Radio 4. After marrying her ex-husband, she had to stop working at BBC. She started working in recruitment and later as a training consultant for a management consultancy located in Cheshire.
Kirkwood briefly worked at Wire TV alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. In 1993, she went back to BBC to work as a freelance presenter at the corporation’s Elstree Studios training department. While still working at the Corporations Elstree Studios, she started presenting HTV West’s program Talking Issues.
After three years in 1996, Kirkwood started working at the UK operation of The Weather Channel. However, the operation closed down and she had to join the Met Office as a trainee. In 1998, she joined BBC News. She has appeared in multiple BBC weather programs on both tv and radio. These programs include; BBC News at Six, BBC News, and BBC World News. Kirkwood was part of the BBC’s coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
In 2013, the BBC Breakfast program was moved from London to MediaCityUK in Salford. However, Kirkwood stayed in London and presented the weather news through a video link. She has presented BBC’s The Weather Show and appeared on The One Show as a regular contributor. In addition, Carol has co-hosted The Great British Weather on BBC One and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.
For her great work as a weather presenter, Kirkwood is the receiver of an Honorary Fellowship from Princess Anne on November 17, 2015. Kirkwood has also won the TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2012.
Carol Kirkwood Married
Carol is a divorced woman. She was married to her ex-husband Jimmy Kirkwood. The two were married for about 18 years from 1990 to 2008 when they finalized their divorce. Kirkwood and her ex-husband did not have any children. She is currently in a relationship with an unknown man. She has disclosed that she is very happy.
Carol Kirkwood Salary
Kirkwood is reportedly earning an estimated salary of $400, 000 per year. Being one of the best weather presenters at BBC it is expected that she would earn such a decent salary.
Carol Kirkwood Net Worth
All the years that she has been working, Kirkwood has been able to create an estimated net worth of $5 million.