Heather Stott is your weather presenter on the BBC's breakfast bulletins in the North West.
It's been a strange career path for Heather. Born in Macclesfield, she first qualified as a nurse before going on to work as cabin crew with British Airways and then returning to nursing as a sister on an Accident and Emergency ward.
After setting her sights on journalism, Heather went to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to do her training. Her first job after qualifying was as a researcher on the predecessor to the Politics Show, Northwestminster.
Having also worked as a researcher on BBC Radio Cumbria, she then applied to be a weather presenter on the North West's regional television news bulletins. She was successful and completed her third set of career-changing training at the Met Office college in Berkshire.
At around the same time, Heather began presenting the BBC Radio Manchester (then called BBC GMR) breakfast show. She had a dual hold on the reins firstly with Mike Kiddey then with fellow North West Tonight presenter Mark Edwardson.
In 2001, Heather and her family took the brave decision to move to Australia. While down under, she worked as a volunteer at both a koala sanctuary and an aquarium. By the latter stages of 2003, they were back in the North West.
Heather now combines her early-morning duties with presenting the mid-morning show on BBC Radio Manchester. She is used to the early mornings from her first spell on the radio but enjoys forecasting the region's weather.
"People want to know the information that you have. They want to know if they can play their sports or if their children should be wearing wellies," she laughs.
Heather lives in Cheshire with her husband and children.
last updated: 22/10/2008 at 14:23