Lara Lewington began her career in television working as a presenter whilst taking her degree. She first gained television recognition when working at UK auction shopping channel bid-up.tv, as an auctioneer assistant. She’s also worked on shows including Five’s Pepsi Chart, ITV London’s news programme London Tonight and It’s a Knockout.
Lara Lewington then moved to work as a reporter on the BBC Choice (now BBC Three) entertainment news programme Liquid News, until being recruited to present the weather.
Lara Lewington joined Five in January 2003, as a weather presenter; she could also be seen as a showbiz correspondent for Five News, interviewing celebrities.
Outside Five she has contributed to various shows, including the Weakest Link News and Weather special ITV1’s Celebrities Exposed and E!’s 101 Greatest programmes. She has also appeared weekly in ITV1’s The Impressionable Jon Culshaw, was a panellist on ITV1’s Win, Lose or Draw, and has appeared on The Eleven O’Clock Show, BBC Two’s Newsnight, Channel 4’s RI:SE and Big Brother’s EFourum (now known as Big Brother’s Big Mouth).
Lara Lewington was made redundant by Channel 5 as a weather presenter, in February 2009. She then worked as a freelance; appearing on Sky News as a reporter, weather presenter on London Tonight and BBC South East Today.
Lara Lewington is currently a regular freelance reporter on BBC’s Click and occasionally provides relief weather cover for BBC nations and regions.