Louise Minchin is a journalist, broadcaster, and writer.
She was a much-loved and respected presenter of BBC Breakfast for 20 years. Before joining the programme, she was one of the main news anchors on the BBC News Channel and the BBC’s One O’clock News. She has also presented The One Show, Five Live Drive, Real Rescues and Missing Live. She loves reality television and has been a contestant on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Time Crashers and Celebrity MasterChef.
She is also a writer and endurance athlete who has completed two of the toughest triathlons in the world, Norseman and Patagonman. Her first book, Dare to Tri charted her journey from the famous BBC Breakfast red sofa to representing the Great Britain Triathlon team in her age group at six World and European Championships. Her second will be published by Bloomsbury in 2023 and will reflect her passion for celebrating women’s extraordinary stories.
Louise hosts two successful podcasts, Her Spirit Podcast, which is aimed at encouraging women to be active, and Push Your Peak for Watt Bike in which she interviews top athletes about their journeys to excellence to see what we can all learn.
Louise is Chair of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023.