Paul Hudson : biography
Paul David Hudson (born 27 February 1971) is a weather presenter for BBC Yorkshire and BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in England.
He can be seen on both editions of the regional news programme Look North, from Leeds (serving North, West and South Yorkshire and the North Midlands) and Hull (serving East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and north Norfolk). He returned to the BBC Yorkshire weather centre from the Met Office’s old home of Bracknell in 1997 when Darren Bett left to present national forecasts. He has currently had the most effective and reliable report in the country over the winter period of November 2010
BBC climate change correspondent
Although most BBC forecasters are not directly employed by the BBC, but by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’s Met Office (formerly the MOD’s Met Office), since 2007 Hudson has been a full-time member of BBC staff, not the Meteorological Office, acting as an environmental and climate change expert. He gives talks on the subject to local organisations and school and has appeared on BBC One’s Morning Show.
He can also be heard on BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Wetwang public office
In May 2006, Hudson was elected honorary Mayor of Wetwang. This post was previously occupied by Richard Whiteley.
He has written several books, published by .
He enjoys sea fishing, playing golf (he used to play at Riddlesden Golf Club), cricket (he played for Ingrow St Johns in the Craven League). He supports Bradford City, having a twenty-five-year season ticket, and was trapped in the stand that caught fire in the Bradford City stadium fire of 1985.
Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, his parents bought him his first ‘kids weather centre’ when he was seven. He went to the Brontë Middle School and Oakbank School on Oakworth Road in Keighley. He has a first-class degree in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from the University of Newcastle. His early memories of local weather forecasting came from fellow Yorkshireman Bob Rust.