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Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin's regular beat is presenting on the BBC News channel on weekday afternoons.

She's covered all the major news events of the last three years including the London bombings of July 7th, England winning the Ashes in 2005.

Before working on the BBC News channel Louise spent five years presenting for BBC Radio 5Live. The most fun was presenting Drive with Peter Allen while Jane Garvey was on maternity leave. She also presented Breakfast and Sport on Five.

During the Athens Olympics in 2004 Louise presented "In The Know" on Saturday mornings on BBC 1 with John Inverdale.

Louise has a degree in Spanish from St Andrews University and started at the BBC in the Latin American Section of the World Service after spending a year living in Argentina.

She then went on to study Radio Journalism at the London College of Printing.

And as for a connection with Bill Turnbull, Louise has one too, she used to work with his wife on The Today Programme.

Despite all that, she reckons her biggest claim to fame is that she has now been on Spooks, playing herself in her BBC News channel role.

Louise is married with two daughters.

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