Louise Minchin / Speaker Profile

Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is one of the BBC's top journalists and presenters. As a news anchor, she regularly presents Breakfast on BBC One, and the One Oclock news, and has a regular slot on the BBC News Channel.

Louise Minchin also presents Sunday Life on BBC with Colin Jackson which is broadcast at 10am on Sunday mornings from Yorkshire.

In 2008 Louise presented Missing Live on BBC One. As a result of appeals made during the programme a dozen missing people were found. Louise was then invited to present the programme again in early 2009.

During her career as a news presenter Louise has covered the major news stories of the last decade and also presents on location. Over the last few years Louise has anchored the BBC's coverage major news stories including the 77 bombings, and she presented BBC One's ten O'clock news on the day Saddam Hussein was executed.

Louise trained as a journalist at the London College of Printing. She has a degree in Spanish from the University of St Andrews and spent a year living and working in Latin-America as part of her degree.

Louise first started at the BBC as a production assistant at the World Service, and the Today programme. After her journalism degree she went on to spend five years presenting on Five Live, on Sport on Five, Drive and Breakfast, and then moved to the BBC News Channel.

In 2007 she made a documentary Darceys Swansong about the retirement of Britains most famous ballerina, broadcast on BBC World and BBC News.

Louise has played herself as a news presenter in both Spooks, and Silent Witness.

Louise also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.

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