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Shefali Oza Bio


Shefali Oza OBE[citation needed] (born 24 September, 1967) is a news presenter of BBC Birmingham's Midlands Today, the regional news programme broadcast in the Midlands of England. She is now one of the programme's main anchors but began her career with the team as Midlands Today's first ever weather presenter in January 1993. 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. Oza was one of the first frequent Asian faces on television in the region and has become the most recognisable of weather reporters on local news programmes. Her role has evolved over the years from simply reporting the weather to producing weather related news and community features. One of her major recent achievements came as part of one of her features when she became the first female civilian to spend a week on the Royal Navy submarine HMS Splendid. Along with weather reporting and news presenting, Shefali has fronted regional contributions to the BBC's live national programming and campaigns such as Children in Need. During her time on Midlands Today, Shefali met her husband who worked as her cameraman. Their wedding ceremony was featured on the news programme, although she is now divorced. Before her media career, Oza trained as a solicitor. Her father is a GP based in Nottingham. She currently resides in Birmingham. Oza has recently done a paranormal series, shef to shef and now has her own website www.crystalbirdproductions.com

Scorecard | Sat 04 Jul


Current

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy ,7/3/2015, 10:00 (IST)


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England vs New Zealand T20

Old Trafford, Manchester ,6/23/2015, 23:00 (IST)

England beat New Zealand by 56 runs

Bangladesh vs India ODI

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur ,6/24/2015, 14:30 (IST)

India beat Bangladesh by 77 runs

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test

P Sara Oval, Colombo ,6/25/2015, 10:00 (IST)

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

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