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Shefali Oza

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Occupation  News presenter
TV shows  Midlands Today
Role  Presenter
Name  Shefali Oza
Years active  1993–present

Born  24 September 1967 (age 55) (1967-09-24) Mumbai, India
Spouse  Jamie Knights (m. 1996–1998)
Marriage location  Nottingham, United Kingdom
Similar People  Suzanne Virdee, Sarah Falkland, Joanne Malin, Mary Rhodes

Shefali Oza BBC Midlands news weather presenter

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Shefali Oza (born 24 September 1967) is an Indian TV personality and is the main weather presenter on BBC Birmingham's Midlands Today, the regional news programme broadcast in the Midlands of England, but also carries out some news presentation work. She began her career with the team as Midlands Today's first ever weather presenter in January 1993.


Shefali Oza speaking while wearing a black and gray blouse, cream scarf, and wristwatch


Shefali Oza smiling with her hands on her shoulder and wearing a blue lace long sleeve dress, wristwatch, ring, and earrings

Oza is said to have been "discovered at an audition day" which had been organised by the BBC's Multi-Cultural Programmes Unit, who were actually in search of new faces for Network East.

Shefali Oza smiling while sitting on a red chair and wearing a black coat, red inner blouse, and necklace

Oza was one of the first frequent Asian faces on television in the region. Since joining Midlands Today in 1993 her role has included producing weather-related news and community features. One of her reports was as a result of becoming the first female civilian to spend a week on the Royal Navy submarine HMS Splendid. She was awarded an Honorary Masters from University College Worcester in recognition of her achievements in broadcasting.

Shefali Oza biting her nails while looking at something and wearing a black sleeveless dress, bracelet, ring, and earrings

Along with weather reporting and news presenting, Oza has fronted regional contributions to the BBC's live national programming and campaigns such as Children in Need.

Personal life

Shefali Oza with a tight-lipped smile while sitting on the couch and wearing a black blazer, red dress, wristwatch, and some jewelry

Oza's father is a GP based in Nottingham. Before beginning her media career, she trained as a solicitor.

Shefali Oza wearing a cream sleeveless blouse and earrings

During her time on Midlands Today, Oza met her husband Jamie Knights, who worked as her cameraman. Their wedding ceremony was featured on the news programme. The couple divorced two years later.

Shefali Oza with a tight-lipped smile while looking at something and wearing a blue lace dress

She currently resides in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley.

Shefali Oza with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a gray long sleeve blouse and earrings

Shefali Oza taking a selfie while smiling at the dressing room and wearing a white blouse and earrings


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