BBC presenter and news anchor of BBC’s News at One, Sophie Raworth returned to her family roots in Harrogate to talk about her career and experiences at the invitation of Raworths, the firm of solicitors founded 125 years ago by her great grandfather in the town.
Sophie Raworth was a popular speaker at the Harrogate International Festival’s Literary and Lecture Series which was sponsored by Raworths Solicitors as part of their 125 year celebrations. She gave a talk to over 100 guests at the Festival’s Spiegeltent bringing real insight into the world of television news. Her talk covered her career starting in radio for BBC Manchester before joining the Look North team in Leeds. She was part of the launch team for BBC’s Breakfast programme in 2000 and has appeared on the commentary team for numerous prestige events including The Queen’s Jubilee Pageant on the Thames and is currently reporting on the News from the Olympic Park in London.
Sophie’s family originally came from the Harrogate area and she was accompanied on her visit by her parents.
Christopher Butterworth, senior partner at Raworths Solicitors said: “When we decided to sponsor the Harrogate International Festival’s Literary and Lecture Series as part of our 125th birthday celebrations, we approached Sophie to give a talk on her work in broadcasting. Despite her very packed schedule, between the Jubilee and the Olympics, she found the time to visit us and to meet members of the firm that her great grandfather started in 1887. We were absolutely delighted she was able to give everyone such a superb talk on her life in television journalism. She is a consummate professional.”