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Clare Nasir
Born Clarissa Faye Nasir
20 June 1970 (1970-06-20) (age 39)
Milton Keynes, England
Spouse(s) Chris Hawkins

Clare Nasir (born Clarissa Faye Nasir, on June 20, 1970 in Milton Keynes, England) is a meteorologist, GMTV presenter, and producer.

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Biography

Nasir is descended partially patrilineally from a Sikh family line in Amritsar, in the Punjab region of India. At some point in the past, this branch of her family line converted to Christianity.

Born in Milton Keynes, her family is musical, with Nasir playing the saxophone, while three of her brothers are professional musicians. Nasir attended Kingsbrook School in South Northamptonshire, where in 1988 she obtained A-levels in Mathematics, Geography and History. She then studied at the University of Plymouth, graduating with an honours degree in Mathematics, continuing on with her masters degree in Applied Marine Sciences.

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Career

She joined the Met Office, training to become a qualified weather forecaster.

Two years later, Nasir joined the London Weather Centre, offering weather forecasting and presenting services to London radio stations and media outlets. Subsequently, she took a position as forecaster and presenter for Anglia Television. She returned to London to work for Carlton Television in 1998.

In 2000 she joined GMTV. In 2001 Nasir was made weather producer and presenter being responsible for all weather output and weather-related features on GMTV. GMTV forecasts include outside broadcasts, the most famous of which involves Nasir reporting from Bridlington seafront. Being lashed by wind and rain, in the middle of the report an enormous wave burst over the harbour wall, completely covering her and sending her flying out of shot. Undeterred, she picked herself up and finished her report, having to speak directly into the boom microphone as she had lost her microphone pack.

As well as presenting the weather on GMTV, Nasir has hosted several series, including "Interactive Wedding", the travel series "Great Escapes", and "Extreme Weather", wherein she investigated globally changing weather patterns.

Personal life

Nasir is married to DJ Chris Hawkins. She gave birth to a baby girl, Sienna, on 11th November 2009, 7 weeks early.[1]

References

  1. ^ Thompson, Jody, "GMTV weathergirl Clare Nasir gives birth to eagerly-anticipated baby girl", The Mirror, Thu 12 November 2009.

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