Carol Kirkwood: This is how much the BBC weather presenter earns

Carol Kirkwood has been one of the most regular faces on the British TV screens for a long time, and her annual salary at the BBC comes as a surprise to many people.

Carol Kirkwood earnings
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Carol Kirkwood earnings

As a weather presenter working for BBC Breakfast, Carol Kirkwood has become one of the most regular fixtures on British TV screens. So have you ever wondered how much she earns for being such a big name on television?

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Carol has spent 28 years at the BBC

Born on May 29, 1962, Carol Kirkwood, a Scottish weather presenter, has spent 28 years at the BBC. A familiar face on British television, Kirkwood has hosted both BBC News and BBC Breakfast.

Carol was excellent at school in her early childhood. Then, she moved to Edinburgh to pursue higher education at Napier College of Commerce and Technology. She earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from this institution.

Carol Kirkwood, whose mystery partner has been revealed, began working for the BBC in London's secretarial reserve immediately after graduating. Prior to hosting BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 4, she worked at the broadcaster in a variety of capacities.

She began to present as a weather presenter for BBC News in 1998 before finally taking over as the daily host of BBC Breakfast. Moreover, she is also a regular contributor to The One Show, The Weather Show, and The Great British Weather.

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Carol also left the audience stunned by marking her appearance on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancingand performing impressive skills of dancing. She participated in the thirteen series in 2015 with professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev and finished in the top 10.

Carol's salary at the BBC

Because viewers are accustomed to seeing her smiling face every day, they might question how much she is paid for such a vital role. The lucrative salary of the BBC's weather presenter is now revealed by Express.

The salaries of some of the most popular anchors are revealed in the 2020 to 2021 report, however, Carol Kirkwood's compensation is not mentioned. She's not on the list, thus it's assumed that her income is less than £150,000.

Carol definitely isn't as fortunate as people like Emily Maitlis, Andrew Marr, and Huw Edwards, who make between £2550,000 and £429,000 per year.

Of the BBC Breakfast performers, Louise Minchin has the highest salary, earning up to £244,999 annually. With an annual salary between £255,001 and £259,999, Naga Munchetty comes in second. Charlie Stayt, at third place, makes between £190,000 and £194,000 annually.

While some sites suggest that Kirkwood earns around £300,000 a year, this is not reliable.ẻ

Carol's impressive career

Carol Kirkwood has had multiple awards throughout her career life. In 2003, 2008, 2009, and from 2012 to 2017, the TV personality received the TRIC award for best TV weather presenter. On November 17, 2015, Princess Anne presented her with an honorary fellowship for her 'contributions to broadcasting' at Inverness College, a division of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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Regarding her private life, Carol tied the knot with Jimmy Kirkwood in 1990 with a sweet celebration. However, although they have been companies for 18 years, tension and misunderstanding were inevitable on the road, and finally, they announced their bitter divorce in 2008. Kirkwood, then, public her engagement to her new partner, live on BBC Breakfast from the Chelsea Flower Show, on 23 May 2022

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