Louise presents BBC Breakfast on BBC One, which is the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme. As well as guest presenting The One Show, Louise has also presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment. Louise most recently competed in Series 11 of Celebrity MasterChef, where she was able to show off her culinary prowess and win a place as runner up in the final. She has also appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers.
After gaining a degree in Spanish at St Andrew’s University, Louise trained as a radio journalist at The London College of Printing. She started her career at the Latin American Section of the BBC World Service.
As an eloquent, engaging and committed presenter Louise regularly hosts major award ceremonies, conferences and charity events.
Louise was previously an anchor for the BBC News Channel. She’s also regularly presented the BBC One O’Clock News.
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 Gadaffi, and the BP oil spill. She presented the BBC Ten O'clock News the day Saddam Hussein was hanged.
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.
Louise is married with two daughters.
Louise Minchin's website: www.louiseminchin.com
She tweets as @louiseminchin
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Louise Minchin is one of the BBC's top journalists and presenters. She currently presents Breakfast, the BBC One O’Clock News and Real Rescues on BBC One, and she is one of the BBC News Channel's main anchors.
Louise is also a regular guest presenter on The One Show, where she has interviewed amongst others Will Smith, Joan Collins and Meat Loaf and was levitated by Penn and Teller.
This year she will present her 4th series of Missing, on BBC One. As a result of appeals made on the programme over a dozen missing people have been reunited with their families.
Louise has extensive experience of working with live audiences, interviewing company CEOs, chairing group discussions and conducting Question and Answer sessions.
She is consistently praised for her professional, thorough and engaging approach, and is frequently invited back to host and chair events.
Recent testimonials include:
Host Doncaster Business Awards
Louise was once again fantastic. She really does know how to control an audience.
Facilitator, sales conference
I’ve had so much positive feedback about the conference with phrases such as ‘the best ever’ and ‘wasn’t Louise great’ and for me you certainly made the difference. Your professionalism shone through and made the event really work for us.
Host Housing Heroes Awards
Louise was fantastic. She was professional, charming and as always, a joy to work with. The client was hugely impressed as were all who met her on the day. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other clients we work with.
Chair of Panel Sessions Conference
Just a note to say a big thank you to Louise once again for chairing the two sessions yesterday. Louise really added to the event and her questions were just right - perceptive, informed and getting to the heart of the issues, just as we hoped she would!
Scottish Business Insider Awards
Once again it was a pleasure working with you, as always you presented the awards with consummate professionalism and charm and kept the evening running smoothly. Feedback for the awards and your role on the night has been excellent and your participation was very much appreciated.
Host Internal Audit conference
Thank you for the excellent contribution you made to the conference. The whole two days went extremely smoothly thanks to your expert management. I am very appreciative. Many thanks for a superb job.
Host Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards
Your professionalism contributed to the success of the evening, but we were especially taken by the care you took to get a very technical script absolutely perfect and the effort you made to engage our employees and make them feel very special. Our CEO commented that you were the best MC we have had at the event in it’s 10 years.
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