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Sophie Raworth's Life

Sophie Raworth was born on 15 May 1968.

Sophie Raworth's mother was a florist and press reports refer to her having 'a businessman father'.

Her father Richard, and sister Kate Raworth, who is mainly known as a sculptress, also provide a wedding photography service.

After going to St Paul's, Sophie Raworth studied French and German at Manchester University followed by a postgraduate degree in broadcasting journalism at City University in London.

In 1992, Sophie Raworth was given a BBC news traineeship. She became a reporter on Greater Manchester Radio.

1994 saw Raworth in Brussels as Europe reporter for the regions and a year later she was in Leeds working on BBC Look North, combining roles of presenting, reporting and producing.

Sophie Raworth joined BBC Breakfast News in 1997. Hello Magazine had a report how: "BBC Breakfast producer Sophie Raworth launches an innovative new series of her own, based on a new concept Dream Lives, the life makeover show. A kind of cross between Tomorrow's World and Ground Force ..."

She co-presented BBC Breakfast four days a week with Jeremy Bowen.

From January 2003 Sophie Raworth co-presented the Six O'Clock News with George Alagiah.

Sophie Raworth has presented the BBC's One O'Clock News since 2006, when she took over from Anna Ford.

She still had time in her busy schedule to train for the Great North Run, she told The Telegraph:

"My day starts around 6.45am when the kids wake me up. I get them to school, then I'm at work till 2.30. Then it's back to pick up the kids. So I train in the evenings and at the weekend, when I put them in a buggy and run with them in the park."

When asked by City University, which broadcaster she most admired, Sophie Raworth mentioned some early advice she received from John Stapleton:

"... But I think Jeremy Bowen is a fantastic correspondent who writes to pictures beautifully. I love listening to Jeremy Paxman's and John Humphrys's interviewing. As for advice, I've known John Stapleton since I was a child. When I started presenting, he told me very firmly that I was to keep my feet on the ground and not become a "monster." Hopefully I've done that."

Sophie Raworth is married to estate agent Richard Winter. They have three children.

In December 2007, the BBC announced that Kate Silverton would cover for Sophie Raworth on the One O'Clock News when she goes on maternity leave in 2008.

In May 2009, Sophie Raworth co-presented with Justin Rowlatt, The Trouble With Working Women broadcast on BBC2.


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