Louise Minchin is a well-known and respected broadcaster and journalist. Louise presented the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme BBC Breakfast on BBC One for 20 years.
Before joining BBC Breakfast she was one of BBC News 24’s main anchors. Louise presents the BBC’s Triathlon coverage and has also guest presented The One Show and presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment and appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers. Louise also competed in Celebrity MasterChef, and was runner up in the final.
On Radio, Louise spent many years presenting a host of different programmes on radio including Sport on Five, and Drive on BBC Five Live.
Louise’s passion is endurance sport. Having given up competitive sport as a teenager, after a BBC Breakfast Christmas cycling challenge she was inspired to attempt her first triathlon in 2013 and went on to qualify for the GB Team age-group team to race in Chicago in 2015.
Since then she has raced in five World and European Championships and has gone on to compete in extreme triathlons including one of the toughest triathlons in the world, Norseman in 2019.
In February 2020 Louise took part in a 100 mile hike across the Namibian desert for Sport Relief - The Heat is On – raising awareness of mental health.