Random Acts: Scarlett Johansson fulfils a life-long ambition to be a weather forecaster

Scarlett Johansson saves the day by reading the weather forecast

NBC’s weather forecaster Al Roker had laryngitis yesterday, so naturally the best replacement for him was Scarlett Johansson, who claimed to have always wanted to be a weather forecaster. That’s random.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.