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Carol Kirkwood

Facts of Carol Kirkwood

Date of Birth: 1962 , May-29
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Carol Kirkwood
Father Malcolm MacKellaig
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Morar, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Scottish weather presenter
Working For TV anchor
Net Worth $4.3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Weight in KG 58 kg
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Jimmy Kirkwood
Children No
Divorce Jimmy Kirkwood (div.2008)
Education Edinburgh Napier University
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter
TV Show BBC Breakfast, The One Show

Quick Timeline of Carol Kirkwood

1962 Born in Morar, Invernessshire, Scotland
2008 Separted with Jimmy Kirkwood
1993 Rejoined BBC as a freelance presenter
1996 Joined The Weather Channel
1998 Joined BBC News as a weather presenter
2013 Became the weather presenter of BBC Breakfast
2003 Won Best TV Weather Presenter
2015 Received an Honorary Fellowship
2015 Appeared Strictly Come Dancing
2018 Net Worth around $4.3 million

Detail Timeline of Carol Kirkwood

May 29 , 1962

Born in Morar, Invernessshire, Scotland

Born as Carol MacKellaig in Morar, Invernessshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Malcolm MacKellaig, Carol was raised in middle class family. She is Scottish and is of white ethnicity. She is of average height but she finds it quite difficult to maintain her weight. 

2008

Separted with Jimmy Kirkwood

Carol MacKellaig got married to a wealthy businessman Jimmy Kirkwood. As a married couple they lived together for about 25 years before their divorce news became public in 2008.

1993

Rejoined BBC as a freelance presenter

Soon after graduation from Napier College of Commerce and Technology, she joined BBC News. However, some years later she left the BBC. Again in 1993, she joined BBC News and began working as a freelance presenter.

1996

Joined The Weather Channel

After being the freelance presenter at BBC News for about three years, she joined The Weather Channel in 1996 but this program was closed within a year. And then after she went on taking some training at the Met Office.

1998

Joined BBC News as a weather presenter

After taking some training at the Met Office, she permanently joined BBC News and then began presenting the weather news since April 1998. She was also seen in several others BBC shows like BBC World News and BBC News at Six.

2013

Became the weather presenter of BBC Breakfast

Few years later she became the main presenter of the BBC Breakfast, however in 2013, this show moved away from London but she began presenting this show via video link. She is also the presenter of the The Weather Show.

2003

Won Best TV Weather Presenter

In 2003, she was honored with the best TV Weather Presenter of the year by the the TRIC award. That was not the only year she won this award, she has been honored with this award for six times. 

November 17 , 2015

Received an Honorary Fellowship

It’s been a while she has been dedicating her life as a television presenter and broadcaster. On 17th of November 2015, she received one prestigious honor and that was Honorary Fellowship from HRH Princess Anne. She was honored with this award for her contributions to broadcasting.

2015

Appeared Strictly Come Dancing

Besides being popular in the world as a Scottish weather presenter, recently in 2015, she also gained some popularity for being one of the participants of the TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. She was placed 10th in this show.

2018

Net Worth around $4.3 million

Carol as a journalist earns a good sum of money. She has worked with several major news networks. As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be $4.3 million, her salary being undisclosed.

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Scottish weather presenter, Carol Kirkwood is popular all around the world for her work on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. In 2015, she took part in the famous television reality show, Strictly Come Dancing where she stood 10th.

Born as Carol MacKellaig in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland, the United Kingdom to Malcolm MacKellaig, Carol was raised in a middle-class family. She holds a Scottish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 

After graduating from Lochaber High School, Carol attended Napier College of Commerce and Technology and she earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Commerce from there. She then joined BBC News. However, some years later she left the BBC and then began working in the recruitment office and then she also worked as a training consultant.

Again in 1993, she joined BBC News and began working as a freelance presenter. She has been acting as the main presenter of the BBC Breakfast since 2013 and also for Victoria Derbyshire.

Regarding her personal life, Carol was a married woman. She was married to her former husband Jimmy Kirkwood in 1980s. However, nearly after 25 years of marriage, the couple separated in 2008. The couple didn't' share any children.

After her divorce, with Jimmy Kirkwood was reported to be single, but it was until December 2017, the news of her dating issues got in the limelight. A spokesperson for her reported that she was in a relationship with her secret boyfriend, a gun-toting cop who guards senior Royals.

Though, no news of her second marriage is out.

As per researches on Carol's financial aspect, her net worth as of 2018,  is estimated to be around $4.5 million. However, her annual salary and property detail are not disclosed.