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|Born||2 August 1980
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
|Occupation||Meteorologist, weather presenter, TV presenter|
|Known for||ITV Weather
Good Morning Britain
Lucy Verasamy (born 2 August 1980) is a British weather forecaster for ITV Weather, ITV Racing and ITV's Good Morning Britain.
Early life and education
Verasamy was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk and attended Silfield Primary School in Wymondham, Framlingham College Junior School in Suffolk and King Edward VII School in King's Lynn, where she studied A-Level Geography. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from Brunel University in 2001.
After graduation, Verasamy trained and worked as a meteorologist at the Press Association’s weather centre (Later renamed Meteogroup – Europe’s Largest private weather company) – writing national and international weather forecasts for TV, radio, and Newspapers.
Having previously completed a work experience placement at the Sky Weather Centre before becoming a weather forecaster, Verasamy joined Sky and became the regular weather presenter on the Sky News breakfast show Sunrise. 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. She also contributed to Sky News The Weather Girls blog.
On 6 September 2010, she joined the newly launched ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak, as a weather forecaster and environment correspondent, alongside Kirsty McCabe. 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.
In addition, as of 2017, Verasamy is part of the ITV Racing team as a weather expert. She also joined Good Morning Britain as a relief weather presenter from August. In 2019 she fronted the M & S Fresh Food Market promotions.
March 2020, new ITV travel show How To Spend It Well on Holiday that is co-presented by Verasamy and Phillip Schofield was pulled from airing due to the Coronavirus, it is now expected to be shown at a later date.
November 2020, Verasamy began presenting on ITV's digital series Climate Crisis: Our Changing World, alongside fellow ITV weather presenters Laura Tobin and Alex Beresford.
In 2021, Verasamy fronted M&S 'Fresh Market Buffet' successful tv advertising campaign, featuring cooked produce from M&S 's own growers and producers locations, ranging from North Scotland to Jersey and screened during May and June
- Sky News (2005–2010)
- 5 News (2005–2010)
- Daybreak (2010–2012)
- ITV Weather (2012–)
- ITV Racing (2017–)
- Good Morning Britain (2017–)
- Climate Crisis: Our Changing World (2020–)
- How to Spend It Well on Holiday (2021–)
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