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Louisa Preston

Louisa Preston
Louisa Preston

Louisa became one of the youngest national newsreaders when ITN took her on as a reporter and presenter on Five News.

She joined BBC One's National Breakfast News team in September 2005 standing in for Moira Stuart reading news bulletins and reporting.

Louisa has taken many politicians to task including Tony Blair, Tessa Jowell and Tony Benn as well as covering live events such as the chaotic scenes in the West Bank as the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was buried in 2004.

She has also presented the BBC News Channel, ITV News Channel and reported for ITV News.

As a presenter of BBC London, Louisa has interviewed some high profile personalities such as Richard Gere, Kevin Spacey, Sophie Okonedo, and Russian oligarch and London Evening Standard owner Alexander Lebedev.

Her journalistic career started years before she gained a First Class Honours in Journalism and Politics.

From an early age all her free time was spent in local radio newsrooms in the Midlands which led to her first job as a reporter for BRMB in Birmingham.

She then moved on to become a News Editor before landing her first job in television news with ITN as a production journalist. It wasn't long before she was reporting for ITV.

Louisa then got taken on by Five News as a reporter and presenter, presenting all of their news programmes as well as a news debate show.

A keen swimmer and runner, from an early age Louisa always assumed she'd be a sports reporter. In fact, she's ended up as a mainstream news presenter.




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