Sarah Montague

  • Presenter of the World At One on BBC Radio 4, and HARDtalk

  • Former presenter of BBC Radio's flagship current affairs programme, Today

  • Previously was in business with the owner of clothing retailer Charles Tyrwhitt

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About

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.

Speech Topics

Sarah Montague works regularly in the corporate sector hosting conferences, chairing discussions and interviewing CEO's. Amongst many other individual events, she has hosted the Nominet Forum and The British Property Federation Annual Conference for seven years running.

Testimonials

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sarah on the Brit Insurance Design Awards. As awards presenter for the evening, Sarah's warmth and intelligence shone through and she had a great rapport with the audience. Sarah gave the awards presentation great pace while ensuring that the seven winning designs had their moment to shine.

Josephine Chanter, Design Museum.

We were very impressed with your ability to grasp some of the travel industry's... and your skill as moderator brought order to what would otherwise have been chaos!

Mark Tozer - Chief executive of ABTA.

Sarah's contribution was invaluable and helped make it a very enjoyable evening.

Mandy Pursey, Head of PR, Bradford & Bingley.

We would like to thank Sarah Montague very much for being our moderator. The day was a huge success and we have received some very encouraging feedback from our attendees. Sarah did a fantastic job and sounded like she has worked for Nominet for many years; she is very knowledgeable about our Industry.

Laura Foster, Communications Executive, Nominet.

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