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Who is Sophie Raworth?
Sophie Jane Raworth is a renowned English media persona serving as the BBC newsreader in the United Kingdom. She is the host of BBC News at one and appears on BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten on a regular schedule.
Besides, she has also appeared as a guest presenter on The Andrew Marrs Show, the main current affairs program, and is frequently seen presenting state functions.
Profile of Sophie Raworth
|Full Name||Sophie Jane Raworth|
|Popular As||Sophie Raworth|
|Birthdate||May 15, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Redhill, Surrey, England|
|Profession||Journalist, Reporter & Newsreader|
|Race / Ethnicity||Undisclosed|
|University||University of Manchester & City University, London|
|Age||54 Years Old|
|Eye color||Light Brown|
|Parents||Richard Raworth (Father) & Jenny Raworth (Mother)|
|Children||Ella Rose Winter, Georgia Winter & Oliver Winter|
|Net Worth||$7 Million USD|
Early-life, Education & Family OF Sophie Raworth
Sophie Jane Raworth was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, on May 15, 1968. Richard and Jenny Raworth are her parents. Accordingly, her dad is a successful businessman, whilst her mother worked as a florist. She grew up with her younger sister Kate in the affluent Twickenham suburbs of southwest London, England.
Currently, Raworth resides in West London, where she enjoys photography, art, film, and skiing. Moreover, Sophie’s grandfather, Edwin Raworth, was one of the Royal Air Force’s original pilots when it was founded in 1918.
Similarly, Sophie attended the independent Putney High and St Paul’s Girls’ schools before graduating from the University of Manchester. She holds a degree in French and German. She then went on to City University, London, to pursue a masters course in broadcasting and journalism.
Sophie’s Career Stats
Raworth entered the BBC as a news reporter in 1992, first for Greater Manchester Radio. Subsequently, she served as BBC Regions reporter in Brussels in April 1994. Later, she joined the BBC’s Look North programme in Leed as a regular co-presenter. In 1997, she moved to national television to co-host the BBC’s Breakfast News show on BBC One, first with Justin Webb and later with John Nicolson. She also co-anchored the BBC’s early morning news programme Breakfast with Jeremy Bowen when it first aired in 2000.
In January 2003, Sophie switched to the BBC’s Six O’Clock News. She was made the primary presenter of BBC News at One in March 2006, and she can also be seen presenting relief shifts on the rolling news channel BBC News Channel occasionally. Besides, she’s hosted a number of BBC specials, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee coverage and Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years.
In addition, she’s also been on Tomorrow’s World as well as early 2000s’ entertainment shows including ‘Dream Lives’ and the quiz show ‘Judgmental’. Raworth made an appearance on the BBC fashion show ‘What Not to Wear’ in 2004.
Besides, she appeared on television coverage of Children’s Party at the Palace in 2006. The program was held to commemorate the Queen’s 80th birthday. She also hosted BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten on the Bank Holiday.
Raworth has been the principal relief presenter on BBC News at Six since early 2009, as well as a regular relief presenter on BBC News at Ten. She hosted Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC One in 2009. Apart from this, Raworth had a guest performance as herself in the movie ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ in 2013.
Her Awards & Achievements
Raworth was awarded a ‘Doctor of Arts honoris causa’ by City University London on July 16, 2013. Raworth hosted Watchdog Daily in 2012 and Watchdog Test House in 2014 and 2015 before taking over as the show’s primary host in September 2015. Eventually, Sophie took over as the main presenter of Crimewatch in February 2016.
Sophie Raworth’s Marathon Journey
After Sophie was offered a spot in the Great North Run, she decided to undertake running. She also completed the Great North Run, the world’s largest half marathon, on October 5, 2008. Similarly, she raced the London Marathon on April 17, 2011, despite collapsing two kilometers from the finish line. Likewise, Sophie also ran in all six World Marathon Majors by the end of 2017.
Besides, Sophie also ran the Marathon Des Sables, a 6-day, 251-kilometer ultra-marathon, in April 2018. In the Sahara Desert, she completed the Marathon des Sables, a six-day, and 251-kilometer ultra-marathon.
Similarly, Sophie also ran in the Fleet Half Marathon for England’s over-50s women’s squad. And, on March 13, 2020, Sophie took part in Beat Beethoven, a five-kilometer race that she attempted to accomplish in the time it takes the BBC Philharmonic orchestra to perform Beethoven’s epic Fifth Symphony live.
Personal Life & Marriage of Sophie Raworth
Sophie is wedded to Richard Winter who is a real estate company director. According to reports, he was Sophie’s old buddy with whom she had a year-long romance before their reuniting. Apparently, Richard ended their relationship on their first attempt at love. Also, Sophie claimed it was the only time she had been dumped, despite her reputation as a heartbreaker.
Eventually, Richard proposed to her while on vacation in Amalfi, Italy, for her 35th birthday. After dating for a year, the couple married on December 13, 2003 in London.
Additionally, Sophie and her husband have three children. The couple is parents to their two daughters, Ella Rose Winter and Georgia Winter and a son, Oliver Winter. Furthermore, Ella Rose Winter was born on 20 May 2004. Moreover, her second child Georgia Winter was born on 8 December 2005. Then, her son Oliver Winter was born on March 9, 2008.and
As regards to her physical appearance, Raworth has a beautiful slender body. Also, Sophie stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. Additionally, she has blonde hair and light brown eyes.
Raworth’s Social media Handles
Being a media person, Sophie is a prominent user of social media platform. Similarly, she has a significant fan base on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. Moreover, on Twitter, she has over 86.1k followers, and on Instagram, she has over 31.2k followers.
Net Worth of Sophie Raworth
Sophie Raworth has amassed a sizable fortune through her extensive professional career life. Reportedly, she earns between £150,000 and £199,999 per year as a BBC presenter. Moreover, her net worth is projected to be around $7 million, while her income is still undisclosed.