Ruth Wignall

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

Ruth Wignall (née Dodsworth) is a Welsh journalist and broadcaster for ITV Cymru Wales and Nation Radio.[2]


Wignall is best known as a weather presenter but began her career in radio, working as a researcher for BBC Radio Wales[3] before training as a news reporter and presenter.[4] She joined HTV Wales (now ITV Cymru Wales) in July 1995.

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.[4][2]

In September 2015, Wignall joined Nation Radio as co-presenter of the station's breakfast show, The Big Welsh Wake Up, alongside Niall Foster.


After graduating with a degree in communications, Wignall studied post-graduate journalism at Cardiff University through an ITV sponsored course.[4]

Charity work[edit]

Wignall has hosted charity fashion shows for charities including the breast care centre at Llanelli Hospital[5] and the George Thomas Hospice.[6]

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.[7]


  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. ^ LinkedIn - Ruth Wignall
  4. ^ a b c "Meet the Team - Ruth Wignall". ITV Wales. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fashion for charity". This is South Wales. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Piper, Juliet (2008-10-10). "Welsh celebrities line up for charity catwalk event". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 12 September 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ 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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