Speaker & Host
Sophie Raworth presents BBC's 10 o'clock news bulletins. She has fronted numerous BBC documentaries including Panorama's 'The trouble with working women' and has been part of the presenting team for many of the BBC's big event programmes over the past decade such as the Royal Wedding and the London 2012 Olympics. Sophie is an experienced and charistmatic event host/facilitator.
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Sophie Raworth was born in Yorkshire, she was raised in Redhill, Surrey. After completing a degree in French and German at the University of Manchester, Raworth spent a year teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse before studying for a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City University, London.
She joined the BBC in 1992 as a news reporter, first for Greater Manchester Radio and then as BBC Regions correspondent in Brussels in April 1994. In May 1995, she became the regular joint presenter of BBC's Look North programme in Leeds, moving to BBC Breakfast News in 1997.
She then joined the BBC's early morning news programme Breakfast at its launch in 2000, which she presented alongside Jeremy Bowen on Monday-Thursdays. A move to the BBC Six O'Clock News followed in January 2003 which she presented alongside George Alagiah. In March 2006 Raworth was named as the main presenter of the BBC News at One, replacing Anna Ford on Monday-Thursdays. She also can occasionally be seen presenting on the rolling news channel BBC News channel.
Raworth has also presented several BBC specials, including coverage of the Queen's Golden Jubilee and Our Monarchy - the Next 50 Years, both alongside David Dimbleby. In addition, she has appeared on Tomorrow's World and entertainment programmes such as Dream Lives and the Judgemental quiz-show in autumn 2002.
In 2004 Raworth appeared on the BBC fashion show What Not to Wear, in which she was given a makeover by style advisors Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. In 2006 she was part of the television coverage of the Children's Party at the Palace, an event to celebrate the Queen's 80th Birthday. Raworth had a cameo role as a newsreader in the last series of the BBC comedy series My Hero.
Due to her journalistic background, Sophie is also a popular corporate presenter and conference host.