Sophie Rowarth is a journalist, newsreader as well as a broadcaster from England. She is best known for her work with the “British Broadcasting Corporation” (BBC) for more than two decades joining the “BBC” in the early 1990s. She is a senior newsreader and is one of the main presenters of the “BBC News at Six” and the “BBC News at Ten”. Further, she worked as a presenter for “Watchdog Daily”, “Watchdog Test House”, “Crimewatch Roadshow”, “BBC News at One”. She also presents the BBC’s Election Night coverage alongside various other presenters. She has received an Award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa from City, University of London.
What is Sophie Raworth Famous For?
- Being a journalist, newsreader, and broadcaster working for the BBC.
- Becoming the new presenter of consumer affairs program “Watchdog” and for presenting “Crimewatch”, both for BBC One.
What Nationality is Sophie Raworth? Know About His Parents, Family, and Education
Sophie Raworth was born with the birth name of Sophie Jane Raworth on 15th May 1968. She is from Redhill, Surrey, England. About his parents, her father, Richard Raworth is a businessman, and her mother, Jenny Raworth is a florist. She belongs to British nationality and her ethnicity is British-White. She spent her childhood with her sister, Kate. She celebrated her 53rd birthday as of 2021. Taurus is her Zodiac sign and she follows the Christianity religion. She grew up in an exclusive area of Twickenham in Middlesex.
Focusing on her education, Rawaorth attended the independent Putney High and St Paul’s Girls’ schools. Then, she completed a degree in French and German at the University of Manchester, Raworth spent a year teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse before studying for a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City, University of London.
Sophie Raworth Career Timeline
- Sophie Raworth’s career began by joining the BBC in the year 1992 as a news reporter, first for Greater Manchester Radio and then, in April 1994, as BBC Regions correspondent in Brussels.
- She next became the regular joint presenter of BBC’s Look North program in Leeds in May 1995.
- After a couple of years, she moved to national television to co-present the BBC’s “Breakfast News” program on BBC One, initially with Justin Webb, and in later years, with John Nicolson.
- Later, she joined the BBC’s early morning news program “Breakfast” at its launch in the year 2000, which she presented alongside Jeremy Bowen and in later years, Dermot Murnaghan, on Monday–Thursdays, and sometimes with regular relief presenters such as Bill Turnbull and Michael Peschardt.
- After that, she moved to the “BBC Six O’Clock News” in January 2003 alongside George Alagiah until October 2005.
- As of March 2006, she was named as the main presenter of the “BBC News at One”, replacing Anna Ford on Monday-Thursdays.
- Similarly, she has presented several BBC specials, including coverage of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and “Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years”, both alongside David Dimbleby.
- She also appeared on “Tomorrow’s World” and, in the early 2000s, entertainment programs such as “Dream Lives” and the quiz show “Judgemental”.
- She appeared on the BBC fashion show “What Not to Wear” in 2004. In the year 2006, she was part of the television coverage of the “Children’s Party at the Palace”, an event to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday.
- She presented some fake news updates for the program alongside Huw Edwards, which led to many complaints from viewers.
- She next had a cameo role as a newsreader in the last series of the BBC comedy series “My Hero”.
- At the end of the “One O’Clock News” on 31st January 2008, she announced that she would be leaving the program until the summer, and confirmed Kate Silverton as presenting the bulletin during her absence.
- She then returned on 25th August 2008, after the birth of her third child, with the presentation of the Bank Holiday edition of the BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten.
- In early 2009, she became the main relief presenter on the “BBC News at Six” and a regular relief presenter on the “BBC News at Ten”.
- Furthermore, she has also appeared in place of Andrew Marr on “The Andrew Marr Show”, and has also presented on the “BBC News Channel” (formerly known as BBC News 24).
- She presented “The Trouble with Working Women” in May 2009. In the same year, she presented “Crimewatch Roadshow” on BBC One on weekday mornings.
- In the year 2013, she had a cameo appearance at the start of the film “A Good Day to Die Hard” as herself.
- She also presented “Watchdog Daily” in the year 2012 and “Watchdog Test House” in the year 2014 and 2015, before landing the role of the main presenter on “Watchdog” in September 2015.
- In February 2016, she replaced Kirsty Young as the main anchor of “Crimewatch”. Previously, she guest presented the program in 2012.
- In the year 2018, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, she presented a documentary called “RAF 100: Into the Blue”, where she talked about her grandfather, Captain Edwin Raworth, who was a pilot in the First World War.
- On 3rd December 2021, the BBC announced that Sophie Raworth will be the interim presenter on BBC One’s “Sunday Morning” (currently The Andrew Marr Show) from 9th January 2022 (Sunday).
- Aside from her work as a journalist, she is also an actress, best known for her roles in Doctor Who (2005), Bodyguard (2018), and Hunter (2009).
- On 17th April 2011, she completed the London Marathon, despite collapsing two miles from the finish line. By 2017, she had completed all six World Marathon Majors.
- In April 2018, she completed the Marathon des Sables, a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert.
- In 2021, she ran and completed the London Marathon for the 4th time.
Awards and Achievements
- On 16th July 2013, Sophie Raworth was given an Award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa by City University London.
Sophie Raworth Husband: Who is she married to?
Sophie Raworth is a married woman. She tied a knot to her longtime boyfriend turned husband, Richard Winter on 13th December 2003, at the local church in London. They have a son named Oliver Winter (9th March 2008) and two daughters named Georgia Winter (8th December 2005), and Ella Rose Winter (born on 20th May 2004). Today, she is residing happily with her spouse and children in London. In March 2017, the genealogy program, Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC television, featured Raworth’s family story. Her sexual orientation is straight.
How tall is Sophie Raworth?
Sophie Raworth is a beautiful woman who stands tall at the height of 5 feet 6 inches. Her body measurement is 35-27-36 inches. Her body type is an hourglass. She has blonde hair and light brown eyes. Details about her weight, shoe size, dress size, and more are still to get unfolded yet. Overall, she has got a healthy body and she maintained her body a lot.
What is Sophie Raworth Net Worth?
Sophie Raworth is a talented journalist as well as a broadcaster. As of 2022, the net worth is estimated to have $7 Million. Back in 2017, it was reported that she earns £150,000 – £199,999 as a BBC presenter. Whereas, he exact salary and career earnings at present are still a mystery. Her main source of wealth is from entertainment career.
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