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Sophie presented on BBC1’s Breakfast News from July 1997 and co-anchored with Jeremy Bowen until November 2002. 2003 saw Sophie move to BBC1’s 6 ‘o’ clock news on weekdays and she has just returned to work after being on maternity leave to present the BBC1’s 1 ‘o’ clock news.
She has reported on BBC1’s flagship science show Tomorrow’s World and fronted her own science series Dream Lives (2000/2001).
In 2002 Sophie reported on the BBC’s Jubilee coverage presenting alongside David Dimbleby, the current affairs show 4 x 4 and The Monarchy Debate. Autumn 2002 saw the transmission of her BBC1 daytime quiz show: Judgemental.
Before that she was co-presenter of the Six O'Clock News, which she presented with George Alagiah from January 2003. She had previously presented BBC Breakfast alongside Jeremy Bowen from its launch in October 2000.
Sophie joined the BBC regional trainee scheme in 1992 and went on to become a reporter for Greater Manchester Radio.
In April 1994, Sophie moved to Brussels to become Europe reporter for the regions.
In May 1995, she returned to Leeds to BBC Look North and it was here that she first presented the news, as well as continuing to report and produce it.
Sophie joined BBC Breakfast News in 1997, co-presenting the programme four days a week.
She also anchored the programme from Los Angeles on Oscars night, from Israel and from Washington during Clinton's impeachment trial.
Sophie studied French and German at Manchester University and as part of her course she spent a year teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse.
On completion of her degree, she began a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City University, London.
Due to her journalistic background, Sophie is also a popular corporate presenter and conference host. Recent live event facilitation and business television hosting for:-
Department of Trade & Industry: E-commerce awards
Student of the Year Awards