TV Broadcaster and Journalist
Former presenter of BBC Breakfast on BBC One, the UK’s most-watched Breakfast programme, Louise Minchin regularly hosts major award ceremonies, conferences and charity events.
Eloquent, engaging and committed, she has gained a firm reputation as one of the BBC's top journalists and presenters.
As well as guest-presenting The One Show, where she has interviewed the likes of Will Smith, Joan Collins and Meat Loaf, she has also presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment.
She recently competed in Series 11 of Celebrity MasterChef, where she was able to show off her culinary prowess and win a place as runner-up in the final, and has also appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers.
After gaining a degree in Spanish at St Andrew’s University, Louise trained as a radio journalist at The London College of Printing. She started her career at the Latin American Section of the BBC World Service.
Louise was previously an anchor for the BBC News Channel and has regularly presented the BBC One O’Clock News.
During her career as a BBC news presenter Louise has covered the main news stories of the last decade, including, the 7/7 London bombings, the capture of Colonel Gadaffi, and the BP oil spill. She presented the BBC Ten O'clock News the day Saddam Hussein was hanged.
In 2009, she was one of 12 celebrities who took part in the BBC’s Around the World in 80 Days. She travelled from Mongolia to Los Angeles with BBC Breakfast co-presenter Bill Turnbull to raise money for Children in Need.