Louise Minchin is a well-known and respected broadcaster and journalist who presents the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme BBC Breakfast on BBC One, as well as the BBC’s Triathlon coverage.
Before joining BBC Breakfast in 2012 she was one of BBC News 24’s main anchors. She also guest presented The One Show and presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment and appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers.
Before her television career, Louise spent many years presenting a host of different programmes on radio including Sport on Five, and Drive on BBC Five Live.
Outside of news broadcasting, Louise competed in Series 11 of Celebrity MasterChef, and was runner up in the final.
Her passion is endurance sport. Having given up competitive sport as a teenager, after a BBC Breakfast Christmas cycling challenge she was inspired to attempt her first triathlon in 2013 and went on to qualify for the GB Team age-group team to race in Chicago in 2015.
Since then she has raced in five World and European Championships and has gone on to compete in extreme triathlons including one of the toughest triathlons in the world, Norseman in 2019.
Louise Minchin's website: www.louiseminchin.com