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Sophie Raworth is well known for being a journalist and newsreader.
Sophie Raworth is an English newsreader and journalist who has reported on the Oscars night and Clinton’s impeachment trial.
Sophie Raworth has presented many other BBC programmes over the years from Watchdog to Crimewatch to Panorama documentaries. She is also one of the main presenters of the BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show coverage and was recently the subject of BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? in which she discovered a long line of distinguished horticultural ancestors.
Sophie has also played a big role in BBC special events including General Elections, the Royal Wedding and the Queen’s Jubilees, to Remembrance Sunday, the Battle of Britain and D-Day commemorations. She has worked on numerous current affairs documentaries and has stood in on a number of
occasions for Andrew Marr on his Sunday morning politics show. Sophie also had a big role to play during the London Olympics and is a keen distance runner herself - having now completed 10 marathons.
Sophie grew up in Twickenham, and, following her schooling, studied a degree in French and German. She then put her French to good use by spending a year teaching English in Toulouse, before returning to London to study a post-graduation course in broadcasting and journalism.
Sophie’s career as a reporter began in 1992, but her talents were soon recognised and, after a series of promotions and holding different presenting roles, Sophie was chosen to help launch the new national BBC ‘Breakfast’ early morning news programme in 2000