Sophie Raworth joined the BBC in 1992 as a news reporter, first for Greater Manchester Radio and then as BBC Regions correspondent in Brussels in April 1994. In May 1995, she became the regular joint presenter of BBC’s Look North programme in Leeds.
Sophie Raworth moved to national television in 1997, to co-present the BBC’s Breakfast News programme on BBC One, initially with Justin Webb, and in later years, with John Nicolson.
Since early 2009, Sophie Raworth has been the main relief presenter on the BBC News at Six and a regular relief presenter on the BBC News at Ten, often presenting when regular presenters Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce and George Alagiah are not available. Sophie Raworth has also appeared in place of Andrew Marr on The Andrew Marr Show, and presented on the BBC News Channel (formerly known as BBC News 24).
In May 2009 she presented ‘The Trouble with Working Women’ with reporter and father-of-three Justin Rowlatt on the BBC. The programme looked at the role of the working woman. In 2009, she presented Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC One on weekday mornings. In 2013, Sophie Raworth had a cameo appearance at the start of the film A Good Day to Die Hard as herself.
On 16 July 2013, Sophie Raworth was given an Award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa by City University London. Sophie Raworth presented Watchdog Daily in 2012 and Watchdog Test House in 2014 and 2015, before landing the role of main presenter on Watchdog in September 2015. She replaced Anne Robinson.