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Previously Claire worked for Global Edmonton (then named ITV) with the launch of
the new late afternoon news show in August 1996. Regularly appear on the 5:30 PM,
6 PM and 11:00 PM newscasts, typically with 2 slots in each cast, culminating in
a 2 to 3 minute weather segment. She provided graphics and scripts, and enhanced
any general science reports with impromptu interviews and background detail.
Before starting broadcasting Claire headed up the “media bench” in the Northern Alberta
Weather Centre. Handled all press and media contact with the operational weather
office. Screened and helped to amend all public forecasts for the Northern Alberta
regions. Disseminated all warnings and advisories issued for Northern Alberta.
Prior to moving to Canada, Claire was a forecaster for the UK Met Office, where she
wrote and disseminated weather forecasts for SW England.
Claire has a Bachelor of Science (with specialization in Meteorology) from the University
of Alberta and graduated with distinction. She also has a Higher National Certificate
in Mathematics, Physics and Statistics from Reading College, England - graduated
She has also sat on AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology – included judging “Seal”
application tapes from all of North America. A National Weather Association (NWA).
Member since 1999. Member of UK Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) since 1998.
Vice-Chair of International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists (IABM) and member
since 1996. Member of the American Meteorological Society since 1994. Joined the
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanic Society (CMOS) in 1993. President for the Alberta
Chapter May 1996 - Feb 2000.
Claire was awarded “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” by American Meteorological
Society in August 2005. First of such certifications awarded in Canada. She joined
the CMOS Endorsement Committee Feb 2005 – encouraging new meteorologists to learn
and master certain broadcasting skills. Claire became the Vice-Chair of the IABM
January 2005, and was awarded CMOS’ “Citation for Outstanding TV Weather Presentation”
- June 2004. Edmonton’s Business Community “Consumer’s Choice Award” for 2003 “Woman
of the Year”. Awarded “World’s Best Weather Presenter” at the International Weathercasters
Festival in Paris, France (2000) Quebec City, Canada (2001), and most recently in
Zagreb, Croatia (2003). In 2005 she travelled to Mozambique, Africa with the WMO
to help run a “weather broadcasting” course for 38 African nations.
Claire Martin is a qualified meteorologist with more than 20 years experience ranging
from official weather observing to operational forecasting to television broadcasting.
Currently she is Senior Meteorologist with CBC Newsworld which she joined with the
launch of the brand new Weather Centre. She delivers 2 minute national weather hits
across the country through the evening, regularly appear on CBC’s flagship news show
“The National”, as well as providing 2-3 minute weather segments for local CBC show
In September 2007 the weather centre was expanded with the opening of a new hub in