Shefali Oza

journalist (1967)
Wed Oct 02 2019
By   sabin

Who is Shefali Oza? 

To be a prominent journalist for a big network like BBC is a pretty hard thing to achieve. Today, we are talking about Shefali Oza, who became the first Indian female to serve as a host for BBC, where another weather forecaster Wendy Hurrell also worked.

Shefali Oza is a popular television personality and weather presenter on BBC's Birmingham's Midlands Today. She is also known as one of the first Asian faces on television in this region.

Early days of Shefali. Know about her early life, education, parents and more
Image: Early days of Shefali.

Oza was born on 24th September 1967, in Bombay (currently Mumbai), Maharastra, India. Born to her Indian parents, she is of Asian ethnicity and holds dual nationality (Indian-British). Before working for media, Shefali served as a solicitor. Shefali's father is a GP based in Nottingham. Moreover, Oza has not disclosed anything about her family and siblings.

There is no information about her high school and university. To be one at this point of her career, no doubt Oza has earned her degree with fine grades. 

In 1993, Shefali worked at Midlands today as an anchor for weather-related news for community features. Additionally, Shefali has received Honorary Masters award from University College Worcester for her impressive work in broadcasting.

Oza while working as a weather reporter fir BBC. Know about her career, profession and more
Image: Oza while working as a weather reporter for BBC.

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

It's been twenty years, Oza is presenting news for BBC. As of now, she also presents the news and serves on other programs such as Countryfile, the network BBC consumer, and Inside Out.

Is Shefali Oza Married or Single?

Shefali Oza is currently single. However, she was previously married to Jamie Knights. Oza and her ex-husband first met during their days at Midlands Today. Soon they fell in love and began dating.

Shefali with her husband and co-anchor. Know about her personal life, marriage, husband,  divorce, children and more
Image: Shefali with her husband and co-anchor.

In 1996, Shefali and Jamie exchanged their wedding vows. The conjugal was held at Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, in a private ceremony. Her close relatives and colleagues foresaw the wedding.

Divorce with the spouse, Jamie Knights

Moreover, the couple does not share any children together. Oza and her husband stayed together for two years and decided to split. However, both of them have not mentioned the reason behind their separation. Moreover, there are no rumors or controversies of the couple. 

After the divorce, Shefali seems to be staying single and happy. She is neither seen nor rumored to be dating anyone.

What is Shefali Oza's Net worth?

Shefali earns a decent amount of money from her career as a journalist. She has been serving in this profession for a long time and managed to amass a good fortune.

As a weather forecaster for BBC, Shefali makes more than $900,000 as her yearly salary, which is more than another 
BBC journalist Vanessa Yurkevich. Moreover, she has also received colossal money as a divorce settlement with her ex-hsuband Jamie. 

We can see Shefali living a lavish life with her luxury mansion located in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley.  As of 2019, Oza's total net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

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