Emma Jesson

Emma Jesson

Although known for her trademark TV 'bye bye' sign off when presenting the ITV Weather, Emma originally trained to be a veterinary surgeon. She's worked extensively with animals, specialising in exotic species and cruelty cases. She had a place at Cambridge University, but after her gap year ended up in television.

From Ruby Wax and light entertainment programmes, Emma forged a path for herself, working her way from behind the scenes to front of camera. This helps her enormously in her day-to-day professional life - she knows exactly what those on the other side of the lens require of her.

 

As well as presenting the weather for ITV Central and Granada, she has started a new sporting service, Racing Weather, which has given her national exposure on C4's The Morning Line, Channel 4 Racing and dedicated horseracing satellite channels.

Emma loves live work - whether on camera, or on stage - and regularly gets up in front of 6000 people to host some of Europe's largest top-drawer conferences.

Add to her credits a string of corporate videos and voice-overs for clients like Coca Cola, Sony and Kellogg's and you're getting the picture.

Emma is the face of a series of adverts for the "Monkey" music sharing campaign for Orange mobile - a joint venture between Orange UK, Universal Music Group and Channel 4. She fronted an internet film for The Royal Mint, explaining the rules of their high-profile 50p piece competition, inviting designs to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics, and is honoured to form a small part of their heritage. 

She has worked for GMTV, BBC and various independent production companies. Her 'day job' as freelance presenter incorporates news features as well as weather. She revels in the diverse nature of her reporting duties, especially anything a little eccentric. She tries to tackle things from a slightly different angle... 

And she has attracted a lot of press attention just recently, guesting on radio shows and doing glossy interviews including Women’s Own and OK Magazine.

She feels strongly about helping animal charities as well as war veterans. At the end of 2010 she spent a very moving and companionable day filming with wives and girlfriends of military personnel on active service in Afghanistan, and hopes to raise smiles as well as lots of cash for the Forces Children’s Trust as Miss August 2011 in a “Back to the 50’s” Charity Calendar. 

She also hosts the highly successful Pink Ball every year to raise money for Breast Cancer, running a silent auction, dinner games, raffle and linking speakers.

One of her favourite jobs is being invited to host prestigious awards ceremonies (150 – 1000 people) and many of her clients book her regularly, from year to year. Using her more recently acquired editing skills she filmed, presented and edited a charity video for her most recent client to play at their awards ceremony – they raised £5000 so she must’ve done something right.

Emma loves live work - whether on camera, or on stage - and regularly gets up in front of 6000 delegates to host some of Europe’s largest top-drawer conferences.  

Add to her credits a string of corporate videos and voice-overs for clients like Coca Cola, Sony and Kellogg’s and you’re getting the picture.

On a lighter note, she has recorded a voice-over for a new film, “Kingdom of Dust”,  played a part in a British comedy feature film alongside Tony Slattery and Phil Cornwell and was a finalist picked from 18,500 vying to be the voice of BT's Speaking Clock. She has even had a cameo in Coronation Street!

She is equally at home in her wellies filming Heart of the Country, and records numerous voice-overs (studio/ISDN) for a diverse range of subjects… holiday villas, medical and wildlife.

She had been an interviewer for commentary teams at major UK airshows, including Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo . She is a PADI qualified Advanced Open Water diver with an RYA qualification enabling her to sail big yachts as a Day Skipper and she also loves windsurfing.