Storm Huntley’s first name was chosen from a combination of her mother reading a novel where the lead had this name (A Sparrow Falls by Wilbur Smith) and an electrical storm outside on the day she was born. Her grandmother refused to use this name for some time.
As a toddler, Storm Huntley accidentally poured a kettle of boiling water over herself, causing permanent scarring to her arm, shoulder and neck; she chooses clothing to conceal the scars.
Raised in Bishopbriggs in the northern part of Greater Glasgow, Storm Huntley attended Bishopbriggs High School before taking a degree in politics and economics from the University of Glasgow in 2008. She became involved in the university station’s Subcity Radio as well as hospital radio, spent time in London with a local community radio company (OnFM) and took a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism from the London College of Communication.
After a period of unpaid work experience, Storm Huntley found work as a researcher with BBC Scotland, became increasingly interested in weather reporting and took a short meteorology course with the Open University.
In June 2014 Storm Huntley joined STV’s new local STV Glasgow channel, presenting weather forecasts and features on its evening daily Riverside Show.
Since 2015, Storm Huntley has been involved in three shows on British terrestrial television – the seasonal CBeebies show Down on the Farm and The Wright Stuff and its replacement Jeremy Vine. Down on the Farm was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2016.
On Channel 5’s daily live morning phone-in debate programme The Wright Stuff and its 2018 replacement Jeremy Vine, she is a co-host, screening and introducing callers to the hosts Matthew Wright and Jeremy Vine and reading out viewer correspondence. Storm Huntley joined STV’s new local STV Glasgow channel, presenting weather forecasts and features on its evening daily Riverside Show.