Ruth Wignall

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Ruth Wignall
Born Ruth Elizabeth Dodsworth
(1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 41)
Nationality British
Education Cardiff University
Occupation Broadcaster, Journalist, Weather presenter
Years active 1994–present
Notable credit(s) ITV Cymru Wales
Spouse(s) Jonathan Wignall
Children Grace (12) and Jack (11) [1]

Ruth Wignall (née Dodsworth; born 21 May 1975 in Worthing, West Sussex) is a journalist and broadcaster for ITV Cymru Wales and Nation Broadcasting.[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. She left the station less than a year later, but rejoined Nation Broadcasting in November 2016, co-presenting a weekday breakfast show for five local radio stations in south and west Wales - Radio Pembrokeshire, Radio Carmarthenshire, Radio Ceredigion, Swansea Bay Radio and 106.3 Bridge FM.


After graduating with a degree in communications, Wignall studied postgraduate 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 Grace and Jack [2] and is married to Swansea businessman and ex 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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