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Channel 4 hiring first ever weather presenter

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Channel 4 has announced that it is on the look-out for a weather presenter for the first time in its 29-year history.

Channel 4 News evening anchor Jon Snow will no longer read weather reports, as the broadcaster reacts to the more extreme weather in the UK caused by climate change.

"As our weather patterns become increasingly volatile, we know that our viewers and users want more warning, more explanation and more analysis of the weather; where they are and as a national picture," explained Channel 4 News' deputy editor Martin Fewell.

"We want someone who can explain the weather to our viewers but also answer their questions on weather news - the "why" behind the "what". We want an engaging story-teller with a passion for the weather, and a journalist's curiosity for spotting the unexpected."

The BBC and Sky News have recently dropped a number of weather presenters for their respective bulletins as part of a cost-cutting drive.

Last year, Rob McElwee, Tomasz Schafernaker and Philip Avery were dropped from the BBC, while Francis Wilson was axed from Sky News after 17 years.

> Sky News to drop weather presenters

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