Keeley Donovan

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Keeley Emma Donovan (born 14 May 1983) is a news and weather presenter for the BBC on local television and radio in the Yorkshire and Humber region on BBC Look North and BBC Radio Humberside. On 1 August 2013, she appeared on BBC One documentary Urban Jungle as a presenter looking at local wildlife including bats in Hull.

Like fellow weather presenter Paul Hudson she often jokes about information from viewers about BBC Look North presenter Peter Levy, who often refers to a supposed official "Keeley Donovan fan club".

Early life[edit]

Born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England, Donovan grew up in Tetney, near Grimsby, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. Her father, Terry Donovan, played professional football, briefly representing the Republic of Ireland at international level. Her Irish grandfather, Don Donovan, also represented Grimsby Town and the Republic of Ireland. He managed Boston United from 1965–9. She also has a younger sister, Kirsty.

She attended the Humberston School on Humberston Avenue in Humberston.[1] At the age of 14 she presented programmes for Channel 7 Television, a local cable TV channel based in Immingham and affiliated to the Grimsby Institute. She did a course in Media at Grimsby's Franklin College, then studied for a BA at De Montfort University in Leicester. She returned to Grimsby to do a post-graduate Skillset Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Grimsby Institute in conjunction with East Coast Media.


She had worked freelance for the BBC since 2005, originally starting in Hull. She also started out at Propeller TV in Grimsby from 2006. She has recently studied at the Met Office and the BBC Weather Centre and is now a full-fledged weather presenter. She often does the breakfast and weekend bulletins for the Look North programmes in Leeds and Hull, being based at the BBC Centre in Leeds.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Keeley Donovan". BBC Look North (BBC). Retrieved 22 October 2010. 

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