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New TV weather girls

PUBLISHED: 17:36 29 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

THERE'S a sunny new outlook for TV weather on Anglia TV.

Popular weathergirl Becky Jago, originally from Stowmarket, left the station to host BBC1's top children's show Newsround.

THERE'S a sunny new outlook for TV weather on Anglia TV.

Popular weathergirl Becky Jago, originally from Stowmarket, left the station to host BBC1's top children's show Newsround.

But now her namesake, 21-year-old Becky Mantin, is joining forces with Sara Thornton to present the regional forecasts.

The former model and fashion editor joined the station a year ago on a freelance contract and is now confirmed in the role fulltime.

Co-presenter Sara, 27, is making the switch to weather from presenting Anglia News in the west of the region.

The move follows the appointment of senior weather presenter David Hughes to the post of deputy editor of Anglia's regional programme unit, in which he will continue to oversee the weather department.

"The weather continues to be a key part of Anglia's regional schedule," said Mr Hughes.

"Becky and Sara both combine enthusiastic and engaging personalities with the authority needed to bring important forecasts to as many people as possible."

Although she was born in Britain, Sara spent much of her childhood in the US.

"I've always been interested in weather presenting because, when growing up in Pittsburgh, my best friend's father was the weatherman on local TV," she said.

One of Sara's first jobs in journalism involved reporting on the 1998 floods in

Northamptonshire.

"I love the fact that people in Britain almost always start conversations with strangers about what the weather is doing and that you can almost have four seasons in one day," she said.


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