Louise presents BBC Breakfast on BBC One, which is the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme. As well as guest presenting The One Show, Louise has also presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment. Louise most 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. She 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.
As an eloquent, engaging and committed presenter Louise regularly hosts major award ceremonies, conferences and charity events.
Louise was previously an anchor for the BBC News Channel. She’s also 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 Louise 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.
Away from work, Louise is a keen triathlete, having taken up the sport in 2013, she has competed in the the World and European Championships representing Team GBR in her age-group.
Louise is married with two daughters.
Louise Minchin's website: www.louiseminchin.com