Ashleigh was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1980. She graduated from the University of Sunderland. In 2001, she won a radio competition to be the traffic and travel reporter at Century FM. Since 2004, Ashleigh has been a full-time radio presenter, working at various stations, including: Metro Radio, Magic, Heat Radio, Sun FM, Durham FM, TFM, Pattaya 105.
Ashleigh has appeared as a news presenter on BBC regional news; she has also presented the weather for BBC South. Since January 2009, she has been an announcer for BBC One and BBC Two, and has been heard occasionally on BBC Three and BBC Four. Since March 2013, she’s been editor-in-chief at Luxuria Lifestyle – The Luxury Network – a luxury lifestyle website, covering the best places to eat, drink, stay and holiday.
On 8th March 2019, BBC Presentation marked International Women’s Day, with an all-female line-up on continuity duty. This was the link on BBC One at 7pm:
Ashleigh Whitfield: “Evening. Celebrating the voices of women everywhere today for…”
Ashleigh Whitfield and Siân Polhill-Thomas: “…International Women’s Day.”
Ashleigh Whitfield: “With an all-women team of announcers…”
Siân Polhill-Thomas: “…I’m Siân over on BBC Two tonight…”
Ashleigh Whitfield: “…and I’m Ashleigh, here on BBC One, where it’s all the girls together, with Alex Jones and Oti Mabuse hosting Friday’s One Show.”
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Ashleigh on BBC One continuity duty in 2010.
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