Louise Minchin Biography
Louise Minchin is a British television presenter, journalist and former news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC. From 2009 until 2012, Minchin co-hosted Real Rescues alongside Nick Knowles and Chris Hollins. She has guest-hosted The One Show a number of times since 2010.
Louise Minchin Age
She was born in September 1968, Britain.
Louise Minchin Height
She stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Louise Minchin Education
She was educated at St Mary’s School, Ascot, and has a degree in Spanish from the University of St Andrews. She subsequently studied journalism at the London College of Communication. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Chester in 2014
Louise Minchin Nationality
She is a British nationality.
Louise Minchin Ethnicity
She is of white ethnicity.
Louise Minchin Parents
Minchin has not revealed details about her parents however she spent her early life in British Hong Kong, where her father was a Major in the Irish Guards of the British Army.
Louise Minchin Siblings
She has not shared information about her siblings.
Louise Minchin Husband
Louise is married David Minchin. David and Louise married on June 6, 1998, in a tiny Hampshire church.
Speaking in 2013, Louise said: “We only squeezed in about 50 people. “Other guests sat outside with a picnic during the service and cheered when we came out.” The childhood sweethearts made it down the aisle after dating for less than a year. David Minchin works as a successful restauranteur and investor.
He has invested in Chestnut Inns, a collection of pubs, inns, and restaurants in East Anglia and works as the group’s Finance Director. Louise rarely speaks about her husband, but in 2021 spoke about the “turning point” in their relationship.
On BBC Breakfast show, she said that their relationship changed during a ski trip.Louise said: “Swimming was my thing. And I also love skiing and my husband is a really good skier,”
“And I always go skiing with him and it was just like, my gosh, trying to keep up with him, you know, was really hard because he’s very good, very fast, very safe.
“And then there was one point in our relationship when things changed and I’d been doing a lot of spinning. I used to do spin classes and I came down a glacier and I said, ‘Oh, my gosh, where is he?’
“And I was literally standing there for ages going, ‘Oh, this is so bad. I’ve left him on the mountain’. “He goes, ‘No, you’re just really fast.’ And that was a day that our relationship on the mountain changed.”
Louise Minchin Children
David and Louise have two teenage daughters, Mia and Scarlett. But the girls aren’t fazed by their mother’s fame.
Louise Minchin BBC
Minchin was a regular anchor on the BBC One programme Breakfast in 2012, co-hosting the show three days a week with Dan Walker. On 8 June 2021, Minchin announced live on air that she would be leaving BBC Breakfast “after the summer”, after presenting the show for 20 years. Her final appearance on the show was on 15 September 2021.
Louise Minchin is a well-known and respected broadcaster and journalist. Louise presented the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme BBC Breakfast on BBC One for 20 years. She is chair of the 2023 judging panel for the prestigious literary award, the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Before joining BBC Breakfast she was one of BBC News 24’s main anchors. Louise presents the BBC’s Triathlon coverage and has also guest presented The One Show and presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment and appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers.
Most recently, she presented Tonight: The Truth About Stalking for ITV, asking important questions on whether enough is being done to tackle the crime. Louise was thrown into the Welsh castle for ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in Autumn 2021 and also competed in Celebrity MasterChef, coming runner up in the final.
She is the host of the top-rated podcast, Push Your Peak. In this podcast series, Louise Minchin sits down with superhumans who have done extraordinary things, to learn what it takes -mentally and physically to go again (and again).
On Radio, Louise spent many years presenting a host of different programmes on radio including Sport on Five, and Drive on BBC Five Live. Louise’s passion is endurance sport. Having given up competitive sport as a teenager, after a BBC Breakfast Christmas cycling challenge she was inspired to attempt her first triathlon in 2013 and went on to qualify for the GB Team age-group team to race in Chicago in 2015.
Since then she has raced in five World and European Championships and has gone on to compete in extreme triathlons including one of the toughest triathlons in the world, Norseman in 2019. In February 2020 Louise took part in a 100 mile hike across the Namibian desert for Sport Relief – The Heat is On – raising awareness of mental health.
She won the hearts of many football enthusiasts with her coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, for which she travelled extensively. Though she has worked round the clock for years, Minchin finds time to pursue other interests. Many people know her as an adventure enthusiast and an explorer, who has travelled to distant places around the world.
Minchin has a fascination for racing bikes and water skiing. She once achieved an incredible feat by covering 329 miles in a matter of 3 days on her bike. She has also taken part in a triathlon as a part of the BBC Breakfast Christmas Challenge. Not many know that Minchin is an expert at water skiing, and has also helped many enthusiasts in mastering the sport.
Louise Minchin Salary
She earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.
Louise Minchin Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be USD 500,000.
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