Bob Crampton

Bob Crampton is a British former journalist and TV presenter.

Bob Crampton
Bob Crampton

Alma materSutton High School, Plymouth
OccupationWeather presenter, Journalist
Notable credit(s)
The West Tonight
ITV News West Country

Early life and careerEdit

Bob was born in South Africa, his father was the country's first radio DJ to introduce piano music. At the age of 11, Bob wanted to become a rugby player.[citation needed] He was educated at Sutton High School in Plymouth. After leaving Sutton High School, Bob was employed by a small weekly newspaper in North Devon for a 4-year apprenticeship as a reporter. In 1983, Bob moved to ITV Wales & West and became a news presenter and reporter. In 2008 he was appointed the weather presenter for The West Tonight.

On 16 February 2009 the ITV News West Country launched, following the merger of The West Tonight with Westcountry Live, Crampton was retained alongside Alex Beresford. After 41 years at ITV on 29 June 2018 he retired.[1]

Year Title Role
1997–1981 Westward Diay (Westward Television) News presenter and reporter
1982–1983 Today South West (Television South West) News presenter and reporter
1983–2009 The West Tonight (ITV Wales & West) News/weather presenter and reporter
2009–2018 ITV News West Country (ITV West Country) Weather presenter

Personal lifeEdit

Bob has one grandson named Jack who was born in early 2012.


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