Sophie Raworth Biography
Sophie Raworth is an English journalist, newsreader, and broadcaster working for the BBC currently a senior newsreader and is the Main Presenter of the BBC News at Six and the Deputy Presenter of the BBC News at Ten.
Sophie Raworth Education
Raworth went to the private Putney High and St Paul’s Girls’ schools. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in French and German, Raworth spent a year teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse before enrolling in a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City, University of London.
Sophie Raworth BBC – Career
Raworth began working for the BBC as a news reporter in 1992, first for Greater Manchester Radio and then, in April 1994, as the BBC Regions correspondent in Brussels. In May 1995, she began working as a regular co-presenter on the BBC’s Look North program in Leeds. Raworth made the transition to national television in 1997, when he co-hosted the BBC’s Breakfast News program on BBC One, first with Justin Webb and later with John Nicolson. She then joined the BBC’s early morning news program Breakfast in 2000, where she co-hosted with Jeremy Bowen and, later, Dermot Murnaghan on Mondays–Thursdays, and occasionally with regular relief presenters such as Bill Turnbull and Michael Peschardt.
She then moved to the BBC Six O’Clock News in January 2003, where she co-hosted with George Alagiah until October 2005, when she went on maternity leave and was replaced by Natasha Kaplinsky. Raworth was named the main presenter of BBC News at One in March 2006, replacing Anna Ford on Mondays through Thursdays.
She began her new job in June 2006, after returning from maternity leave. She can also be seen presenting relief shifts on the BBC News Channel, which is a rolling news channel. Raworth has co-hosted several BBC specials, including coverage of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years, both of which she co-presented with David Dimbleby.
She’s also appeared on Tomorrow’s World and, in the early 2000s, entertainment shows like Dream Lives and the quiz show Judgemental. Raworth made an appearance on the BBC fashion show What Not to Wear in 2004, where she was given a makeover by stylists Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. In 2006, she was a part of the television coverage of the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations, the Children’s Party at the Palace. She and Huw Edwards presented some fake news updates for the show, which drew a lot of criticism from viewers. Raworth appeared as a newsreader in the final season of the BBC comedy series My Hero.
Raworth resigned from the BBC in January 2008. After the birth of her third child in August 2008, she returned. She has hosted BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten on Bank Holidays. Raworth took over as the main anchor of Crimewatch in February 2016, succeeding Kirsty Young. According to reports from 2017, she earns between £150,000 and £199,999 as a BBC presenter.
In 2018, she presented a documentary called RAF 100: Into the Blue to commemorate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary, in which she spoke about her grandfather, Cpt. Edwin Raworth was a pilot during World War I. In 2013, she made a cameo appearance as herself at the beginning of the film A Good Day to Die Hard. In September of this year. She took over for Anne Robinson on Watchdog in September 2015.
Sophie Raworth Age
Raworth is 53 years old as of 2021. She was born on 15 May 1968 in Redhill, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on 15 May every year.
Sophie Raworth Height
Raworth stands at a height of 5ft 7 (1.75 m).
Sophie Raworth Family
Raworth is the daughter of a florist mother and a businessman father. When she looked into another branch of her paternal family tree, she discovered a long line of horticultural ancestors dating back to the 1700s, starting with her great-grandfather Edgar Cussons Crowder, who worked in the Palm House at Kew Gardens. Further investigation reveals that her five-time great-grandfather, Abraham Crowder, grew and sold pineapple plants in the 18th century when the fruit was considered a prestigious luxury.
Sophie Raworth Husband
Sophie married Richard Winter in London in 2003. The couple has three children: daughters Ella and Georgia, and son Oliver.
Sophie Raworth Net Worth
Raworth has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Sophie Raworth Salary
Raworth earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.