Carol Kirkwood re-joined the BBC at Elstree Studios training department in 1993 as a freelance presenter, during which time she also presented a bi-monthly programme Talking Issues for HTV West. In 1996 Carol Kirkwood joined the new UK operation of The Weather Channel, but after it closed down she underwent training under the guidance of the BBC at the Met Office, before joining BBC News in April 1998 as a weather presenter. She has since appeared regularly across all of BBC Weather’s output on both radio and television, including BBC News, BBC World News, BBC News at Six and the live forecasts as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Carol Kirkwood is the main weather presenter on BBC Breakfast. The programme moved from London to MediaCityUK in Salford in 2013 but Carol Kirkwood stayed in London presenting the weather on Breakfast via video link. She fronted the BBC’s The Weather Show and is also a regular contributor and reporter for The One Show. In 2011, Carol Kirkwood co-presented the BBC One series The Great British Weather. She also presents the weather on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
Carol Kirkwood has appeared as a guest on CBBC’s children’s show Hacker Time. In 2013, she appeared on BBC One panel show Would I Lie to You?.