At BBC News 24, Louise presents three hours of live television. She covers all major news stories with interviews, discussion and debate. She presents both from the studio, and from the scene. This summer she fronted the channel’s coverage of the floods from Gloucester and Oxford. For the 2006 World Cup, she toured the country in a converted bus for a series of special outside broadcasts with England fans.
Louise is a regular presenter of Breakfast, on BBC1. She also fronts their live special outside broadcasts, most recently the Chelsea Flower Show.
In 2004 Louise presented In the Know, a BBC sports magazine programme with a live studio audience on Saturday mornings on BBC One.
This summer Louise recorded a series of interviews with Britain’s most famous ballerina Darcey Bussell following her journey from ballet school, to her last curtain call with the Royal Ballet. The half hour documentary Darcey’s Swansong was broadcast on BBC World and BBC News 24.
Louise has played herself as a news presenter in both Spooks, and Silent Witness.
She has also presented City Hospital summer specials.
She started work for the BBC, at Radio Five Live in 1998, where she presented the main programmes Drive, Breakfast and Sport on Five.
Her first job in television was as a reporter, on Channel Five’s show business programme Exclusive.
She trained as a journalist at the London College of Printing.
She was born in Hong Kong and has a degree in Spanish from St Andrew’s University, where she spent a year working in Argentina. She has worked for the Latin American Section of the BBC world service, The Today Progamme.