Sophie Raworth currently presents the BBC One O’clock News each Monday-Thursday.
Sophie joined the BBC regional trainee scheme in 1992 and went on to become a reporter for Greater Manchester Radio. Just two years later, she moved to Brussels to become the BBC’s regions Europe reporter. In 1995, Sophie returned to Leeds and presented for the first time when she fronted Look North as well as produce and report for it.
In 1997, Sophie joined BBC Breakfast News, co-presenting the programme four days a week and stayed with the programme through its transition into BBC Breakfast in 2000, where she was joined by Jeremy Bowen as her regular co-host. In January 2003, Sophie joined the BBC Six O’clock News. She co-presented the bulletin with George Alagiah for over 2 years.
While at the BBC, Sophie has anchored from the scene of many major events including Los Angeles, Israel and Washington. In 2004, she presented the Six O’clock News from the BBC’s election bus. Sophie has also presented a number of BBC specials, including playing a major role in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations presenting alongside David Dimbleby. More recently she joined David Dimbleby again for a one hour live debate on the future of the monarchy, Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years.
Sophie was born in May 1968, lives in London and studied French and German at Manchester University.