|Louise Mary Minchin|
Minchin in 2012
|Born||Louise M Grayson
8 September 1968
British Hong Kong
|Occupation||Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC News at One
BBC News Channel
The One Show
Minchin has worked for the Latin American section of the BBC World Service during a year in Argentina, the Today programme, Five and various local radio stations. In 2006 she toured the country in a converted bus meeting England fans as part of the World Cup coverage for BBC News.
She started work for Radio 5 Live in 1998, where she presented many of the main programmes including Drive and Breakfast. Between September 2003 and April 2012, she was a regular BBC News channel presenter, initially working alongside Jon Sopel from 7pm-10pm. Minchin then presented from 2pm-5pm with Sopel. She shared this shift with Emily Maitlis. In 2006-07, she covered for Kate Silverton as relief presenter on BBC Breakfast, while she in turn was covering for main anchor Sian Williams. When Williams returned Minchin continued to appear on the programme, where she is now the main presenter on Thursdays - Saturdays with Charlie Stayt. She was also one of the main relief presenters for the BBC News at One until April 2012.
From 21 April 2008 Minchin presented a weekday programme called Missing Live along with Rav Wilding. The programme was shown at 9:15am after BBC Breakfast on BBC One and ran for 4 weeks. The show returned for a second four-week run from 16 March 2009, and again in March 2010, highlighting both new cases and those previously featured with updates.
In April 2010 Minchin co-presented The One Show for a week alongside Chris Hollins while regular hosts Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were unavailable. She covered again when the show returned in July 2010 for two weeks alongside Matt Baker and one episode with Matt Allwright.
On 12 December 2011 it was announced that Minchin would become a main presenter of BBC Breakfast when the programme moves to Manchester. She presents the show Thursday-Saturday with Charlie Stayt and most noticeably presented the programme on Christmas Day 2012.
Minchin and Gethin Jones presented documentary series Crime and Punishment, which began on BBC One on 12 March 2012.
Minchin is a supporter of SOS Children's Villages, an international orphan charity providing homes and mothers for orphaned and abandoned children. She currently supports the charity's annual World Orphan Week campaign which takes place each February.
Minchin helped support Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association when she interviewed celebrity photographer Dave Hogan for Deafblind Awareness Week 2009. She is also hosting the Sense Annual Awards later on this year. Minchin has also taken part in "Around the World in 80 days" for Children in Need. Minchin is a great supporter of the charity Missing People, which provides support for missing children, vulnerable adults and families left in limbo.
She married gastropub owner David Minchin (born c. 1964) in June 1998 in Basingstoke. The couple have two daughters: Mia India, born July 2001; and Scarlett Isabella, born in September 2004. The couple were thrown out of the restaurant Hell's Kitchen featured on ITV after David complained to Marco Pierre White about the cold asparagus served to them. David has a set of bars called So Bars in Fulham and Richmond.
- From marriage record
- Louise Minchin BBC Newswatch
- Louise MInchin BBC Breakfast presenters
- Chris Hollins to stand in for Adrian Chiles on The One Show The Mirror, 9 April 2010
- Newsreader Louise Minchin lands BBC Breakfast sofa spot Nicola Methven, Daily Mirror, 9/12/2011
- BBC One Programmes - Around the World in 80 Days, Episode 4
- Hell's Kitchen: Marco ejects famous diners What's On TV - 4 September 2007
- Connie cast out of Hell's Kitchen The Sun - 4 September 2007
|Deputy Presenter of BBC News at One
2006 – 2009
|Presenter of Missing Live
2008 – present
|Deputy Presenter of BBC News at Five O'Clock
2006 – 2007
|Deputy Female Presenter of BBC Breakfast
2012 – present