Ruth Wignall

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Ruth Wignall
Born Ruth Dodsworth
Ethnicity Welsh
Education Cardiff University
Occupation TV Presenter, Journalist, Weather presenter
Notable credit(s) ITV Cymru Wales
Spouse(s) Jonathan Wignall
Children Grace and Harry[1]

Ruth Wignall (née Dodsworth) is a Welsh television journalist and presenter for ITV Cymru Wales,[2] presenting weekday weather forecasts, news bulletins and features.


Wignall is best known as a weather presenter but began her career on a radio show before training as a news reporter and presenter.[3] In addition to forecasting, she is also a relief presenter for ITV Cymru Wales' news programming, including the flagship Wales at Six.

She has also presented a wide range of Welsh feature programmes for ITV, including The Ferret, Grassroots, coverage of the Royal Welsh Show and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Wales This Week, A Little Piece of Paradise, The Night Before the Morning After and Coast and Country.[3][2]


After graduating with a degree in communications, Wignall studied post-graduate journalism at Cardiff University through an ITV sponsored course.[3]

Charity work[edit]

Wignall has hosted charity fashion shows for charities including the breast care centre at Llanelli Hospital[4] and the George Thomas Hospice.[5]

Private life[edit]

Wignall lives in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, has two children[2] and is married to Swansea businessman and nightclub owner Jonathan Wignall.[6]


  1. ^ Hill, Claire (06-09-2005). "The truth about YOU". Retrieved 12 September 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Matt (2010-08-08). "Weather girl Ruth Wignall is lifting the lid on the private gardens of Wales in her new TV series". Wales on Sunday. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Meet the Team - Ruth Wignall". ITV Wales. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fashion for charity". This is South Wales. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Piper, Juliet (2008-10-10). "Welsh celebrities line up for charity catwalk event". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 12 September 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ Laing, Charlotte (08-04-2009). "Welsh celebrities no-make-up shoot". Wales Online. Retrieved 12 September 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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