Ben Rich is a weather presenter for the BBC
Ben was born in Plymouth and grew up in rural Devon, where the weather seemed to change on at least an hourly basis.
He studied for a Geography degree at Southampton University, and then completed an MA in Broadcast Journalism at University College Falmouth.
A short stint as a newsreader and reporter for local radio stations in Bristol and Manchester followed before he landed a job as a weather presenter at BBC Midlands Today in Birmingham in 2009.
In 2012 Ben joined the Met Office team at the BBC Weather Centre and spent a year presenting UK and global forecasts. He was part of the team of presenters who worked on BBC Sport’s Wimbledon coverage in 2013.