Born in Berkshire and brought up in Cheshire, Stav went to school in Holmes Chapel before attending college in Hartford, Cheshire to under take his A-levels.

Stav completed his BSc. (Hons) Environmental Science degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University and graduated in June 1999. He went on to work in the research sector of the Pharmaceutical industry, while assisting in the family business of food production.

In December 2006 Stav applied for a position in the BBC Weather Centre as a Broadcaster. After a successful screen test and a following interview, Stav starting working with the famous team in February 2007 presenting weather on BBC Nations and Regions radio shows. He can be heard regularly on BBC Three Counties and on the breakfast shows of Newcastle, Northern Ireland and Birmingham.

As well as writing world weather articles for the web and being in charge of Ceefax weather pages, Stav has also had the opportunity to broadcast regional weather on television as part of leave cover for the regional presenters. He has produced a television show reel as part of his TV training programme.

As well as his keen interest in weather, Stav loves to travel and cook in his spare time and lists cooking as one of his favourite hobbies. He is an excellent cook and has worked with an independent catering company producing bespoke food for exclusive private functions and weddings.

He is also a keen environmentalist and an active member of several organisations, including the RSPB and Woodland Trust. Stav loves a good long ramble and meets up with some of his best friends every few months to undertake a weekend excursion. Among his favourite places to walk are the West Country, North Wales and the Peak District. One of Stav’s big challenges is to walk the entire 630 mile Southwest Coast Path!


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