Sophie Raworth

Sophie Raworth is a journalist, newsreader and broadcaster, who has worked for the BBC for three decades. She has presented all the major news bulletins on BBC One as well as numerous other programmes.

Sophie has also played a big role in BBC special events from General Elections, the Royal Wedding and the Queen’s Jubilees, to Remembrance Sunday, the Battle of Britain and D-Day celebrations. 

Career

Sophie joined the BBC as a news reporter for Greater Manchester Radio then going on to work as BBC Regions correspondent in Brussels. In 1995 she started her first presenting role with BBC Look North in Leeds.

In 1997 Sophie moved to national TV presenting Breakfast News on BBC One. In 2003 she moved to the Six O’Clock News followed 3 years later by the News at One as well as shifts on BBC News Channel and presenting the Nine O’Clock News.

Sophie has worked on numerous other BBC programmes including presenting Crimewatch, Watchdog, The Andrew Marr Show, and its temporary replacement Sunday Morning. She has also played herself in two films A Good Day to Die Hard and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, she also appeared in the political thriller Bodyguard.

Books

Sophie loves to read and says in another life she might have owned a bookshop. Instead, she runs a website recommending her favourite reads, her own virtual bookshop.

Awards

In 2013 Sophie was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts by City University London.

Personal Life

Sophie is a keen runner who has completed all six World Marathon Majors as well as the Marathon des Sables, a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert.
Sophie lives in London with her husband, two daughters and one son.