Sophie Raworth is a well-established English journalist, newsreader, and presenter. Sophie Raworth is known for her work with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Additionally, she also appears regularly on BBC News at Six, and occasionally at Ten on BBC News.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Sophie Raworth’s age is 54 years old at present. She was born on May 15, 1968, in her birthplace, Redhill, Surrey, England. Whereas, was born to Richard Raworth (father) and Jenny Raworth (mother).
Her father was a businessman and her mother a florist. She grew up with her sister, Kate. Likewise, she belongs to a British nationality but her ethnicity is unknown.
She currently lives in West London and enjoys photography, art, cinema, and skiing. Furthermore. Sophie’s grandfather, Edwin Raworth, was one of the first pilots in the Royal Air Force when it was launched in 1918.
Talking about her educational history, she finished her earlier schooling (A-levels) at Putney High School and St Paul’s Girls School. Before completing a year teaching English to youths in Toulouse, France, she joined the University of Manchester and studied French and German.
She attended City London University, where she completed a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism from.
Sophie Raworth – Relationship Status
Sophie is a married woman at present. Talking about Sophie’s personal life, she dated her friend for a year. Richard Winter, the owner of a property company, proposed to her on her birthday in the beautiful Italian town of Amalfi.
The couple got married at a local church in London on 13 December 2003. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Georgia and Ella Rose, and a son, Oliver.
More precisely, Sophie gave birth to her first child at age 35. They named her Ella Rose Winter and she was born on 20 May 2004. Moreover, she gave birth to her second child at age 37. It was also a daughter and they named her Georgia Winter, who was born on 8 December 2005.
Her last pregnancy was at the age of 39. This time she gave birth to a son and they named him Oliver Winter he was born on March 9, 2008.
Furthermore, Sophie ran the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run on 5 October 2008. She completed the London Marathon on 17 April 2011, even after she collapsed 2 miles from the finish line.
Moreover, Sophie also completed all six World Marathon Majors by the year 2017. Sophie also completed the 6-day, 251 km ultramarathon, the Marathon Des Sables, in April 2018.
This marathon is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara Desert, and covers a distance of around six regular marathons.
Sophie Raworth – Professional Life
Sophie’s first TV appearance was at the age of fourteen. This was when she appeared briefly in a BBC report for Nationwide (1969) about her mother’s bee-keeping enterprise.
A few years later, Sophie was one of several teenagers to be interviewed by TV-AM in a feature on “Good Morning Britain” (1984).
Regarding her career life, Sophie started her career at BBC in 1992 as a news reporter. She began work as a journalist for BBC Regions in Brussels in April 1994. In May 1995, she joined the regional TV news channel BBC Look North on BBC in Leeds.
She is also an actress known for Bodyguard (2018), Hunter (2009), and Fabulous: The Movie (2016).
Furthermore, in 1997, she entered national television with the BBC One program Breakfast News. She co-presented the program including Justin Webb and then John Nicolson. The show was re-launched on 2 October 2000 as ‘ BBC Breakfast.
Between 2000 and 2002 Sophie was one of the show’s lead presenters, performing first with Jeremy Bowen and then Dermot Murnaghan.
Whereas, in the meantime, she hosted the BBC TV series Tomorrow’s World which focused on developments in science and technology between 1999 and 2000. In the late 2000s, she also appeared on television shows such as the Judgemental quiz show and Dream Lives.
She started presenting BBC Six O’Clock News including George Alagiah in January 2003. In 2004 she worked on the ‘ BBC ‘ makeover reality television show ‘ What Not To Wear. ‘
Likewise, she was employed until October 2005 for BBC Six O’Clock News. In June 2006, she started her work as the leading presenter of BBC News at One.
Sophie made a comeback with the Bank Holiday version of BBC News at One, BBC News at Ten, and BBC News at Six on August 25, 2008, when she took a short break for her third pregnancy in early 2008.
Since early 2009 Sophie has worked on BBC News at Six as the main support host and on BBC News at Ten as a daily support host.
The journey of the BBC Program
Since her absence on ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ in 2013, she has also performed for Andrew Marr and regularly shows support shifts on ‘BBC News.’ She has provided several BBC specials, such as Our Monarchy – The Next 50 Years and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee cover.
She also performed a cameo in My Hero on a British TV show. In May 2009 she and Justin Rowlatt announced the BBC show, The Trouble with Working Women.
That year, she guest-presented the Crimewatch program. She succeeded Kirsty Young in February 2016 to take over as the program’s temporary main anchor and hosted the first three 2016 shows.
In the 2013 hit action-thriller ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ she made a cameo role as herself, the fifth part in the film show ‘Die Hard,’ starring Bruce Willis. On July 16, 2013, the City University of London awarded her an Award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa.
She hosted the BBC TV series Watchdog Test House which was transmitted from 10 March 2014 to 20 March 2015. She replaced Anne Robinson in September 2015 and became BBC One consumer news reporting program Watchdog.
In 2018, she produced a documentary called RAF 100: Into the Blue 2018, which marks the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary.
As an actress
Besides her journey as a journalist, she is also an actress, famous for Doctor Who (2005), Bodyguard (2018), and Hunter (2009).
Sophie Raworth – Net Worth
Sophie has earned a huge amount of money throughout her professional career. In 2017 her earnings were reported as around £150,000 – £199,999 as a BBC presenter.
Whereas she has an estimated net worth of between $1.5 million and $3 million and her salary is still unknown.
Sophie is active on social media. She has a huge fan following on social media like Instagram and Twitter. Whereas, more than 130.8k followers on Twitter and Instagram and over 51.6k followers. Sadly, she is not active on a Facebook account at the present.
Sophie is a very beautiful woman. She has well-maintained her body structure despite her growing age. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches but her weight is unknown. Whereas, her body measurement is 35-27-36 inches. Likewise, she has blonde hair and light brown eyes.