Lucy Verasamy

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Lucy Verasamy
Born(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 33)
Suffolk, England
EducationBrunel University
OccupationWeather presenter, TV presenter
 
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Lucy Verasamy
Born(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 33)
Suffolk, England
EducationBrunel University
OccupationWeather presenter, TV presenter

Lucy Verasamy is an English weather forecaster employed by ITV Weather.

Early life[edit]

Verasamy attended Silfield Primary School and Framlingham College Junior School Suffolk and King Edward VII School (King's Lynn) in Norfolk[1] where she studied A-Level Geography. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography and Earth Sciences from Brunel University in 2001.[2]

Weather forecasting career[edit]

After graduation Lucy worked at the Press Association’s weather centre for four years as a forecaster,[3][4] writing forecasts for newspapers and scripts for radio.

Having previously completed a work experience placement at the Sky Weather Centre before becoming a weather forecaster, Verasamy joined Sky channel[5] and became the regular weather presenter on the Sky News breakfast show Sunrise.[6] In 2007 the Sky News website started a feature entitled Climate Clinic - Ask Lucy as part of their Green Britain campaign, where Verasamy answered questions put forward by members of the public regarding climate change.[7] She also contributed to Sky News' The Weather Girls blog.[8]

On 6 September 2010 she joined the newly launched ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak, as a weather forecaster and environment correspondent, alongside Kirsty McCabe.[5] On 7 February 2012, McCabe left the programme, leaving Verasamy the sole weather forecaster. On 2 August 2012 she herself left the programme and now fronts national ITV Weather forecasts for ITV.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Extreme Phone Calls Pilot Geography Blog: Weather, Geography Department, King Edward School, 12 May 2006
  2. ^ The Weathergirl cull: The forecast's gloomy as Sky plans shake-up - and the Tracy Sunshines are under threat Mail Online, 22 May 2010
  3. ^ 13 dead as gales whip Europe Cambodian Online
  4. ^ Water warning as heat spreads BBC News, 6 August 2003
  5. ^ a b Daybreak Press Pack ITV.com, 31 August 2010
  6. ^ "Presenters - Lucy Verasamy". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Climate Clinic - Ask Lucy Sky News, 12 January 2007
  8. ^ The Weather Girls - Caught out in Cornwall Sky News, 19 July 2010
  9. ^ Daybreak weatherman Alex Beresford quits before he's even started

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