In 2003 Louise Minchin became one of the main anchors of the BBC News channel and currently presents BBC Breakfast on BBC One, which is the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme. She has also guest presented for the One Show - where she has interviewed amongst others Will Smith, Joan Collins and Meat Loaf and was levitated by Penn and Teller. She has also presented the BBC One series Real Rescues; Missing Live; Crime and Punishment and appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers.
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.
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, and from there moved to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.
Her first job as a reporter was at BBC Radio Berkshire and Fox FM in Oxford. She was then recruited as a presenter for News Direct 97.3 FM and went from there to her first job in television, working for Exclusive on Channel 5. In 1998 Louise returned to the BBC to work for BBC News 24 and BBC Radio 5 Live, where she launched the station's flagship evening programme Sport on 5.
During her career in journalism Louise Minchin has interviewed many leading public figures, business leaders, politicians and celebrities. She has also covered many of the major news stories of the last decade, including the 7/7 London bombings, the capture of Colonel Gadaffi, BP oil spill, the hanging of Saddam Hussein and, on a lighter note, the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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.
As an eloquent, engaging and committed presenter Louise Minchin hosts major award ceremonies, conferences and charity events. She is consistently praised for her professional, thorough and engaging approach and is frequently invited back to host and chair events; which is reflected in her many outstanding testimonials.
Recent Corporate Events include:
The Yorkshire Business Awards Lunch – Variety Club – Host
The Great Start Debate – The Prince's Charities – Moderator
techMARK Awards – PwC – Host
SME 300 Awards – Scottish Business Insider Magazine – Host
Annual Fundraising Ball – Sense International – Host and Interviewer
Many thanks to yourselves at NMP Live & the wonderful Louise Minchin for your services. Louise was absolutely delightful and so professional from start to finish. All our guests have commented on how warm & approachable Louise's presentation delivery was on the night, and how fitting her style was for the Maritime Industry. Her connection to the local Maritime Industry has gone down a treat & it was great for her to touch on her own personal story within her speech. All in all we will most certainly consider booking Louise Minchin again, via the seamless services of NMP Live. Thanks again from a very grateful client at Mersey Maritime!
Please would you pass on our huge thanks to Louise Minchin, who was a delight from start to finish - incredibly easy to work with and chat to (not least considering she'd been on the go since 3 in the morning), and a natural, super-professional delivery from the lectern. Louise really charmed the room and is clearly an avid film viewer too - a perfect host.
Louise thank you once again for chairing the sessions, you really added to the event and your questions were just right - perceptive, informed and getting to the heart of the issues, just as we hoped you would!
Louise your presence at our awards day made all the difference and, on top of that, you were fully engaged, clearly moved and generally all round lovely! I can't possibly thank you enough.
Louise 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 its 10 years.
Huge thanks Louise for the absolutely wonderful contribution that you made to the Variety Club Carol Concert. The feedback has been consistently excellent and you played a very significant part in achieving that. You were a joy to work with.
Louise Minchin was a supreme professional, speaking with confidence and interest in a subject that must have been unfamiliar to her. It was testament to her impact on the room that you could hear a pin drop through the whole of her presentation. This is a most unusual occurrence as, normally, by 9.30pm these crowds can be quite boisterous.
Louise Minchin was once again fantastic. She really does know how to control an audience.
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