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Justin has been broadcasting in the South West for more than 20 years. After working at Truro Hospital Radio, Justin joined BBC Radio Cornwall as a volunteer.
"I went in to make the tea for a Sunday afternoon rock and pop presenter and eventually ended up presenting the programme," says Justin. After 10 years at Radio Cornwall Justin joined Spotlight as a reporter and presenter in 1997.
Justin has covered some of the region's biggest news events including flooding at Boscastle, the 1999 solar eclipse, the foot and mouth outbreak and the Queen's Golden Jubilee. He's also reported from all over the world for Spotlight including South Africa, the Arctic Circle and France.
As well as president of Truro Hospital Radio, Justin is also Vice President of the Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir.
David was born in London and educated in Somerset and went on to graduate from university with a BSC Hons 2.1 degree in Meteorology and Oceanography.
After serving with the Royal Navy as an environmental expert and instructor David still serves in the reserves as a Lieutenant Commander based at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton.
David joined the Meteorological Office in 1995 and became a member of the BBC’s team of national presenters.
In 1997 David took over as the training manager responsible for the training of the staff at the BBC Weather Centre and of broadcasting staff in the regions.
When Craig Rich retired David joined the BBC South West team in 2002 and loves being back in Plymouth.
Emily has been part of BBC South West's multimedia weather team since 2008. Before starting her current job, Emily worked for BBC Radio Devon where she had a variety of roles including presenting the travel bulletins.
Emily first became involved in the media while at university in Manchester, where she presented her own radio shows. After graduating in History and Sociology, Emily moved to Devon and worked as a volunteer in hospital radio.
Now it's Emily’s job to prepare daily weather forecasts and present them on BBC South West's television and radio programmes throughout the week.
Emily has also worked to support volunteering and in 2008 was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to study volunteering in New Zealand.
Kawser has always had a strong interest in earth and space sciences having graduated with a BSc in Environmental Geoscience from UCL, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University.
Kawser started her career at ITV West in Bristol as a news presenter, reporter and producer. Her series of reports filmed in Pakistan and Kashmir after the 2005 earthquake won several accolades, including an RTS West award and others for ‘Young Journalist of the Year’. Kawser has since worked for Five News, been a regular presenter on 'The Weather Show' for the BBC News Channel and BBC World, produced for the 2011 BBC1 series 'The Great British Weather’, and has been a network producer and nations & regions presenter at the BBC Weather Centre in London.
In her free time, Kawser is a keen traveller, aspiring novelist and a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, always ready for a challenge.
Natalie was born in Newquay and loves the South West. She started her career at the Cornish Guardian newspaper in her home town, where she got the journalism bug. From there she moved to BBC Radio Cornwall. With the exception of a stint presenting the sport at BBC World News in London, Natalie has worked in broadcasting in the region for more than 20 years.
Natalie's done many jobs at Spotlight, including researcher, entertainment reporter, sports producer/presenter and programme presenter.
Natalie loves dogs and spends most of her spare time walking her boys Tommy and Dave or cleaning up the mess they've made at home. She also loves watching sport be it in the flesh, or on TV.
Simon Clemison has been a reporter and presenter for BBC Spotlight since 2010. He anchors the show in Justin Leigh’s absence and also appears on the BBC’s national news programmes.
Simon began his professional career in 1998 as a radio journalist before moving to ITV where he worked as a reporter at ITN and as a Political Correspondent based in Westminster serving the channel’s regional news services.
Simon’s won a number of awards for his work including the Royal Television Society award for Best Regional TV Journalist.
Born in Ascot, Simon grew up nearby in Windsor and studied Geography at university. He lives with his civil partner and two step-sons, and is the governor of an independent secondary school in Berkshire.
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