Claire Martin is a CBC News on-air meteorologist. She delivers national forecasts and reports on breaking weather stories for the CBC News Weather Centre and is the primary meteorologist for CBC News The National. Notably, Martin captivated viewers with her live coverage from Naples, Fla. during Hurricane Wilma.
Prior to joining the CBC, Martin worked for Global Television's afternoon news program in Edmonton. In the early 1990s, she worked for Environment Canada as a meterological technician and forecaster, forecasting the weather in remote and isolated communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Martin's career began in the United Kingdom, where she worked for the U.K. Meterological Office, providing forecasts and weather warnings for southwest England.
Martin has received numerous international awards for her work and is a three-time recipient of the "World's Best Weather Presenter" award, granted by The International Weathercasters Festival in Paris. She also won an award for "Outstanding TV Weather Presentation" from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in June 2004. In 2005, the American Meteorology Society recognized Martin as a certified broadcast meteorologist. She is the first person in Canada to receive this certification.
Martin holds a bachelor of science, specializing in meteorology, from the University of Alberta. She also graduated with distinction from Reading College in England and holds a higher national certificate in mathematics, physics and statistics.
She has recently finished her "Professional Meteorologist" certification, and is the only person currently on-air in Canada to hold such a designation.
Other Members of The National's News Team
- Peter Mansbridge, Toronto
- Adrienne Arsenault, Toronto
- Nahlah Ayed, London
- Kim Brunhuber, Toronto
- Ian Hanomansing, Vancouver
- Paul Hunter, Washington, D.C.
- Amanda Lang, Toronto
- Neil Macdonald, Washington, D.C.