Lucy Verasamy

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Lucy Verasamy
Born Lucy Verasamy
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Education Brunel University
Occupation Weather presenter, TV presenter

Lucy Verasamy (Tamil: லூசி வீராசாமி), born in Norfolk is a British weather forecaster, currently employed by ITV Weather.

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

After graduation Verasamy 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 [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's 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 too left the programme.

Since 2012, Verasamy has fronted the national weather forecasts for ITV and occasionally Granada Reports.[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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