Laura Tobin

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Laura Tobin
BornLaura Elizabeth Tobin
(1981-10-10) 10 October 1981 (age 32)
Northampton, England
EducationDuston Upper School
Alma materReading University
OccupationMeteorologist
Years active2007–present
EmployerBBC (2007-12)
ITV Breakfast (2012—)
Known forWeather forecaster for Good Morning Britain
 
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Laura Tobin
BornLaura Elizabeth Tobin
(1981-10-10) 10 October 1981 (age 32)
Northampton, England
EducationDuston Upper School
Alma materReading University
OccupationMeteorologist
Years active2007–present
EmployerBBC (2007-12)
ITV Breakfast (2012—)
Known forWeather forecaster for Good Morning Britain

Laura Elizabeth Tobin (born 10 October 1981) is a British broadcast meteorologist, currently employed by ITV Breakfast.

She worked for the BBC before moving to the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak in 2012. Daybreak was later replaced by Good Morning Britain in early 2014. Tobin currently presents the weather bulletins for the programme.

Early life[edit]

Tobin was born and raised in Northampton. She attended Duston Upper School, gaining A-Levels in Mathematics, Physics and Art, and then studied Physics and Meteorology at Reading University.[1]

Career[edit]

On graduation from University in 2003, she joined the Met Office. On completing her training, she was assigned in October 2004 to the Cardiff Weather Centre, where she gained experience of broadcasting on BBC Radio Wales. In 2005, Tobin moved to RAF Brize Norton, providing aeronautical meteorology reports and briefings to Royal Air Force transport crews, and to the media of the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS).

BBC Weather[edit]

Main article: BBC Weather

Tobin joined the team of BBC Weather Centre forecasters at the end of 2007, eventually regularly appearing on BBC News channel, BBC World News, BBC Radio 5 Live, and the on-demand interactive services of BBC Red Button found on digital terrestrial (DVB-T) and digital satellite (DVB-S) TV. She also regularly presented the weather for the BBC News at One on the BBC.

ITV[edit]

Main article: ITV Breakfast

On 3 September 2012 she joined the newly relaunched ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak as the weather presenter.[2] The show was replaced in April 2014 by Good Morning Britain, where Laura remained chief weather forecaster. Her first show was on 28 April 2014 when the show launched.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura Tobin". ITV Daybreak Presenters & Experts. 23 Dec 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Daybreak ITV Press Centre, 28 August 2012[dead link]

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