Sarah Montague is currently the lead anchor on BBC Radio 4’s the World At One, after presenting their flagship Today Programme for eighteen years alongside Jeremy Paxman, Jeremy Vine, Evan Davis, John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
In two decades at the BBC she has presented many of its television news programmes from Bulletins to Newsnight and BBC Breakfast. She was also one of the first presenters on the News Channel. On radio she was responsible for the recent series The Educators and My Teacher is an App, a three-part series for BBC Radio 4 looking at how advances in technology have altered the way the education system works.
Before becoming a journalist Sarah studied biology at Bristol University. She is from Guernsey and began her career in finance as a stockbroker working for County NatWest and then Eurobond dealer with Natwest Capital Markets, London. She went into business with the owner of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts, London, which was, and still is hugely successful.
At the age of 24 she made the leap into journalism, firstly in 1991 becoming a reporter and presenter with Channel Television in Guernsey and Jersey, and then joining Reuters in 1994 to work on a daily business programme and subsequently moved to Sky News in January 1996 as a business presenter.
Sarah Montague began her BBC career in 1997 as a presenter on News 24 – later renamed BBC News Channel - and has presented many of the BBC’s News and Current Affairs programmes including Newsnight and BBC Breakfast.
She has also been a regular presenter of BBC World's Hardtalk for over 20 years. Sarah began presenting the Today programme regularly in 2001 and has reported and presented documentaries and series for Radio 4 including The Educators, Cathy Come Home and Reith Revisited.