Posted By: Nazia Mughal | November 3, 2018
Sophie Raworth Biography
Sophie Jane Raworth was born on May 15, 1968, in Surrey, England. She is an English journalist and broadcaster. She works for BBC as a newsreader, anchoring BBC News at One on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. Sophie also regularly appears on the BBC news at Six and is occasionally seen on BBC News at Ten. She has been active since 1992. In the year of 2015, Sophie Raworth became the new presenter of consumer affairs program Watchdog and in 2016, started presenting Crime watch both for BBC One. The height of Sophie is 5 feet and 6 inches. Her nationality is English. She is passing a successful married life.
Sophie Raworth Early life
She was born in Surrey to a florist mother and a business father. She was grown up in an exclusive area of Twickenham in South West London and attended the independent Putney High and St Paul’s Girls school. After getting a degree in French and German at the University Manchester, Raworth spent one year in teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse before studying for a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City University, London.
Sophie Raworth Career and success
Raworth became part of BBC in 1992 as a news reporter, first for Greater Manchester Radio and then in April 1994, as BBC regions correspondent in Brussels. In May 1995, she became the regular joint presenter of BBC’s Look North program in Leeds. Raworth joined national television in 1997 to co-present the BBC’s breakfast News program on BBC One, initially with Justin Webb and in later years with John Nicolson.
Raworth then became a significant member of the BBC’s early morning news program breakfast as its launch in 2000 which she presented alongside with Jeremy Bowen and in later years Dermot Murnaghan, on Monday to Thursday and sometimes with regular relief presenters such as Bill Turnball and Michael Peschardt. She then moved to the BBC’s six o clock news in Jan 2003 which she presented alongside with George Alagiah; she was the presenter on this bulletin until Oct 2005 when she took maternity leave. And replaced by Natasha Kaplinsky.
In March 2006, Raworth named as the main presenter at the BBC News at One replacing Anna Ford on Monday-Thursday. Raworth got the position in June 2006 after coming back from maternity leave. She sometimes also seen presenting relief shifts on the rolling news channel BBC News Channel.
Raworth has also presented a lot of BBC specials, including coverage of the Queen’s golden Jublie and our Monarchy- the next 50 years. Both alongside David. Apart from this, she has also emerged in Tomorrow’s world and the early 2000s.
In 2004, she became part of BBC fashion show “what not to wear’ in which Raworth gave a makeover by style advisors Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. In 2006, she also did television coverage of ‘the children’s party at the palace’ which was an event to celebrate the 80th birthday of Queen. Along with Huw Edwards, she presented some fake updates for the program, which resulted in many complaints from the viewers. Raworth had a cameo role as the newsreader in the last series of the BBC comedy series named as ‘My Hero.’
2008 to 2016
At the end of the One O’ Clock on Jan 31, 2008, she announced that she would be leaving the program until the summer. And confirmed that Kate Silverton would be presenting bulletin in her absence. She returned on Aug 25, 20008, after the birth of third child, with the presentation of the Bank Holiday edition of the BBC News at Ten. She ran the Great North Run on Oct 5, 2008.
Since early 2009, Raworth has been the main relief presenter on the BBC News at Six and a regular relief presenter on the BBC News at Ten. Often presenting when regular presenters Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce, and George are not available. Raworth has also appeared in place of Andrew Marr on The Andrew Marr show and presented the BBC News Channel which was formerly known as BBC news 24.
In 2013, she had a cameo appearance at the start of the film ‘A good day to die hard’ for herself. On July 16, 2013, she blessed an award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa by City University London. She presented watchdog daily in 2012 and Watchdog Test House in 2014 and 2015 before accepting the role of the main presenter on Watchdog in Sep 2015. She replaced Annie Robinson.
In Feb 2016, Raworth replaced Kirsty young as the main anchor of Crimewatch. She previously guest presented the program in 2012. In 2017, it revealed that she earns £150,000-£199,999 as BBC presenter.
Sophie Raworth Personal life
It revealed that she descended from nonconformist ancestors who were members of the idealistic religious community called the New Jerusalem Church. They lived in Birmingham at a time when the city rocked by religious riots in 1791 with people like her ancestors being the targets. Sophie ’s ancestors William and Martha Mott took a risk. And uprooted their young family and moved to America. However, within two years the parents had died of yellow fever. And children were sent back to England. She discovers in the program that she was not descended from the line that she had believed.
Investigating another branch of her paternal family tree, she discovered a long line of horticulture heritage stretching back to 1700s and beginning with her grandfather, Edgar Cussons Crowder, who once worked in the palm house at Kew Gardens. Further investigation reveals that Abraham Crowder grew and sold pineapple plants in the 18th century, at that time when the fruit was a prestigious luxury.
She married to Richard Winter in 2003. The couple now has three children Ella Rose Winter, Oliver Winter, and Georgia Winter. Unlike other celebrities, she does not have any clash with her life partner. And now, both of them have a smooth relationship with a happy family. There is no information about her past love affairs, dating or boyfriends.
Sophie Raworth Charity
On April 17, Raworth completed the London Marathon, despite collapsing two miles from the finish line. She has now completed four marathons.
Sophie Raworth Facts
Sophie Raworth has always maintained an admirable image in her career earning a good and respectful reputation. She is a prominent newscaster and anchor from her wide-spanning career without any rumors and controversy associated with her.
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