Louise Minchin is a BBC journalist and TV presenter.
Along with Dan Walker, Louise presents Breakfast on BBC One – the UK’s most-watched breakfast programme.
She is also a guest presenter for The One Show, and has also presented:
- Real Rescues
- Missing Live
- Crime and Punishment
- In the Know (with John Inverdale)
- Sunday Life (with Colin Jackson)
Born in Hong Kong, Louise gained a degree in Spanish at St Andrew’s University.
She later trained as a radio journalist at The London College of Printing, before starting her career at the Latin American Section of the BBC World Service.
Louise spent five years presenting on Radio Five Live on shows such as Sport on Five, Drive and Breakfast. She then moved to the BBC News Channel.
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 Gaddafi, and the BP oil spill.
Minchin also presented BBC One’s Ten O’clock News on the day Saddam Hussein was executed.
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.
She has played herself as a news presenter in both Spooks and Silent Witness.
When not broadcasting, Louise is a triathlete who qualified in her age group for Team GB. She competed in the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago in 2015, and the European Triathlon Championships in Lisbon in 2016.
Her book – Dare to Tri, highlights Minchin’s journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa through to representing Team GB at the World Triathlon Championships.
Conference Facilitator and Awards Host
Louise Minchin is a highly skilled conference facilitator and has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies.
She has extensive experience of working and engaging with audiences of all sizes, interviewing business leaders, chairing round-table discussions and conducting incisive Q&A sessions.