Martin King (weather presenter)

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Martin King
Born Martin Boyle
7 April 1963
Edenmore, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Other names Martin Boyle (real name)
Occupation Weatherman
Employer TV3, Q102
Known for His unique style of weather presentation
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Spouse(s) Jenny McCarthy
Children Five
Relatives Brian Boru

Martin Boyle (born 7 April 1963), who changed his name to Martin King, due to his descent from Brian Boru, is the weather anchor with TV3 in Ireland. He is one of TV's most recognisable weather forecasters.[2] He is also a co-presenter of The Six O'Clock Show on TV3 and has his own radio show on Today FM.

Early life[edit]

King was born in Edenmore, County Dublin.

TV career[edit]

Since TV3 launched in 1998, King's personality driven style of weather forecasting has won King many awards and he is one of the main features of TV3's news presentation.

He appeared on The Podge and Rodge Show in March 2006.

Radio career[edit]

King has been involved in radio since he was fifteen working with some of the more successful pirate radio stations including Big D and Sunshine 101. He spent nine years working at 98FM as one of their main on-air personalities before moving to TV3. Returning to the airwaves in 2002 King had his own Saturday morning show on Today FM called Roll Over with Martin King. In 2017 King joined Q102 working on Weekday Mid Mornings.


King supports a number of charities. The ISPCC, The Meningitis Foundation, The Baby Max Wings Of Love Fund, The Marie Keating Foundation are just a few of the other causes to which King is happy to give his time.

Personal life[edit]

King lives in Rathfarnham in South Co.Dublin with photographer Jenny McCarthy and their children Matthew, and Alex. Jenny has a son from her previous marriage, Dean 23 and King has two children from a previous relationship, Victoria 22 & James 19. They met when King was an 98FM presenter and McCarthy was one of the "Thunder Girls".[3] Jenny was struck down with a brain tumour in 2010.[2] King and McCarthy got engaged on Christmas Eve, 2010. They married in Killashee House Hotel in Naas, County Kildare, on 7 November 2011 and honeymooned in the Canaries.[2][4] The Sam Maguire Cup was guest of honour at the wedding.[5]

King is known to be an enthusiastic flyer of drones and a strong advocate of the use of drone technology in meteorological research and development. King himself gave the keynote address at the '2015 Irish Drone Tech' conference in City West, Dublin with much praise received for his insights on the subject. Quote- "I like drones, the Spinny bits are my favourite".

King is a keen sports fan, especially GAA and soccer. He supports Bohemians.[1]


  1. ^ a b Martin King (VI) - Biography
  2. ^ a b c Sweeney, Ken (8 November 2011). "Sun smiles on wedding day of TV3's weatherman Martin King". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Andrea (28 March 2010). "A snapshot of life with Martin King". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Aww. We're Forecasting Luurve." ShowBiz Ireland. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sam Maguire appearance at TV3 Martin's wedding". Evening Herald. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 

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