Sophie Raworth is the presenter of BBC1’s One O’Clock News. She took over from Anna Ford in June 2006. She had, since January 2003, presented BBC1’s Six O’Clock News with George Alagiah.
Sophie presented Breakfast alongside Jeremy Bowen when she joined Breakfast News in 1997, co-presenting the programme four days a week.
She is also a regular presenter with the BBC Events team. She co-presented the BBC’s coverage of both Prince Charles’ marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles in April 2005 and the Queen’s 80th birthday party celebrations this year.
Other projects include the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, presenting alongside David Dimbleby, and a one-hour live debate on the future of the monarchy, Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years, again alongside David Dimbleby.
Sophie also spent a fortnight on the BBC’s election bus during the 2005 General Election campaign, reporting and presenting from towns and cities up and down the UK. She has anchored programmes from Los Angeles on Oscars night, from Israel and from Washington DC during President Clinton’s impeachment trial.
Away from news Sophie was a regular reporter on BBC1’s Tomorrow’s World, including a 30-minute special on altitude sickness from Bolivia. She also presented a six-part science and technology series Dream Lives on BBC1. Other programmes include the daytime quiz show Judgemental and 4×4, a BBC1 current affairs programme.
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