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Diane Clare Oxberry (13 August 1967 – 10 January 2019) was an English broadcaster and weather presenter for the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight. She also fronted the regional current affairs programme Inside Out North West.

Dianne Oxberry
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Oxberry at the 2010 RHS Tatton Park Show
Born
Diane Clare Oxberry

(1967-08-13)13 August 1967
Died10 January 2019(2019-01-10) (aged 51)
Manchester, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationWeather presenter
Years active1985–2018
EmployerBBC
BBC North West
TelevisionBBC North West Weather
Spouse(s)Ian Hindle (1993–2019; her death)
Children2

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Early lifeEdit

Oxberry was born on 13 August 1967[1][2] in Sunderland, County Durham[3] to Francis Joseph Oxberry (1935–1983)[4] and Margaret R. Dent.

CareerEdit

Oxberry originally joined the BBC as a personal assistant at Radio 2, having previously auditioned for a presenting role on the youth music series No Limits. She began her broadcasting career while working on BBC Radio 1, working alongside Steve Wright and later, becoming part of Simon Mayo's on-air team for the weekday breakfast programme. In 1991, she became a presenter for the second series of the Saturday morning children's TV programme, The 8:15 from Manchester, where she met her husband, Ian Hindle.

After studying meteorology[3] at the Met Office College in Berkshire, Oxberry joined BBC North West in 1994 as its first dedicated weather presenter.[5] Alongside her forecasting work, she also co-presented the weekday breakfast programme on BBC Radio Manchester (alongside Eamonn O'Neal) and worked as a relief newsreader and presenter for North West Tonight.

Oxberry was last on-air on North West Tonight in mid-December 2018[6] and her last Inside Out North West report was shown on 21 January 2019.

Personal life and deathEdit

Oxberry was married to Ian Hindle. The couple had two children[3] and lived in Sale, Greater Manchester.[7]

Oxberry died at the Christie Hospital, Manchester, on 10 January 2019, aged 51, following a short battle with cancer.[8][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ Oxberry, Dianne (13 August 2017). "I am sure I know my own bierhday". Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51". BBC News. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. ^ "BBC - North West Tonight - History - This was the news". BBC Online. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  6. ^ Correspondent, Matthew Moore, Media (11 January 2019). "BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies". Retrieved 11 January 2019 – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  7. ^ "BBC radio and TV presenters pay tribute to Dianne Oxberry". Manchester Evening News. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Dianne Oxberry dead aged 51: TV colleagues 'heartbroken' as North West Tonight presenter dies in The Christie". Manchester Evening News. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.

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