|Full Name Rebecca Gunton|
Role Television presenter
Spouse Pablo Dimoglou (m. 2004)
Children Chester Jago, Hugo Jago
Name Becky Jago
|Born 20 April 1976 (age 47) (1976-04-20) Bury St. Edmunds|
Known for TV weather/news presenter
TV shows ITV News Anglia, Newsround
Education Stowmarket High School, University of Bedfordshire
Similar Jonathan Wills, Becky Mantin, John Craven
Anglia News ITV Fixers Dancing & Big Cat Wimblington
Jago attended Stowmarket High School from 1989 to 1994. She graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 1997 with a BA in Media Performance and then spent some time in Japan, where she worked in a public bar.
Jago started her career at Vibe FM radio station (subsequently known as Vibe 105-108, and now known as Kiss 105-108), working her way up from researcher to become the co-presenter on the breakfast show. After appearing in a television documentary about Vibe FM, she was spotted by producers of ITV News Anglia who hired her as their weather presenter, and she also appeared on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff, where she would introduce phone-in contributors.
In November 2001, she joined the CBBC children's news programme Newsround, becoming one of the two main presenters. While she worked on the programme, she appeared on a celebrity version of The Weakest Link but was the first to be eliminated after incorrectly answering the 50/50 question, "What is the safest way to read a firework instruction manual - A torch or a match?"
Jago joined Capital London on 28 February 2003 to be Chris Tarrant's foil on Capital Breakfast. She stayed with the new host Johnny Vaughan after Tarrant left in 2004, but her involvement ended when her contract ended in December 2004. She then had stints as a reporter on GMTV's Entertainment Today programme, and Sky Sports News, before returning to ITV Anglia in May 2005 as a feature reporter and presenter. Since 12 February 2009, Jago has been the co-presenter of ITV News Anglia, alongside Jonathan Wills.
Jago married in December 2004, and lives in Norfolk with her husband and her twin sons. On 17 October 2012 she gave birth to her third child, another boy. Jago returned to ITV News Anglia on 5 November 2013.
Becky is an official patron of disabled children's charity "Out & About" (Out-and-About.org.uk), which supports disabled children in leisure activities in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The band 'Hardly Mozart' were formerly known as 'Becky Jago', and then 'Jago', in tribute to her.