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BILL TURNBULLBill Turnbull

Bill currently co-presents BBC Breakfast each Monday-Thursday with Sian Williams.

Bill first joined Breakfast in 1989 as a reporter, covering many major stories including the Lockerbie disaster. He then became a news correspondent, covering everything from presidential elections to street riots. This was followed by a four year stint as Washington correspondent, before transferring to the studio becoming a regular presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC News channel, on which he appeared alongside Valerie Sanderson.

He was transferred to Weekend Breakfast in 2001, presenting alsongside Sian initially, and later Mishal Husain and Susanna Reid, before joining her again on weekdays in 2008. Bill has also presented both the News at Six and the News at One.

Bill is married, has a doomed love of Wycome Wanderers FC and in his spare time, keeps bees. He took several weeks away from Breakfast in the Summer of 2009 to take part in a Children in Need challenge, alongside Breakfast relief presenter Louise Minchin.


SIAN WILLIAMSSian Williams

Sian currently co-presents BBC Breakfast each Monday-Thursday with Bill Turnbull.

Before transferring to in front of the camera, Sian was a producer, spending more than a decade in radio. Sian then went to work as an editor on the BBC News channel but eventually ended up swapping that job for one of the channel's top presenting jobs, alongside Gavin Esler in the 4-7pm slot.

Sian joined Breakfast in 2001, presenting alongside Bill and anchored the programme from Thailand after the Asian Tsunami. She did a stint as the main presenter of the BBC Six O'Clock News in 2004 whilst Sophie Raworth was on maternity leave, before becoming the main presenter of Breakfast alongside Dermot Murnaghagn in 2006.


CHARLIE STAYTCharlie Stayt

Charlie currently co-presents BBC Breakfast each Friday alongside Susanna Reid and with Louise Minchin on Saturdays and Sundays. He also fills-in for Bill Turnbull from Mondays-Thursdays.

Prior to this, Charlie was a main presenter at Five News and presented the News At Noon bulletin.

Charlie joined ITN in 1995 as a reporter for Five News. In 2001, he took up the role of presenting some of the Five News evening bulletins and updates as well as some weekend bulletins. He also presented many of Five's current affairs programmes.

When Sky took over production of Five News in January 2005 Charlie was moved to Five News At Noon. Just over a month later, Charlie announced he was leaving Five News. He went on to present a number of documentaries and investigations for the channel. He later appeared on Sky News before joining BBC News in 2006, initially as a relief presenter for both Breakfast and the BBC News channel. He became the main weekend presenter in January 2008.

He was born in Gloucester but now lives in London with his wife and two children.


SUSANNA REIDSusanna Reid

Susanna presents Breakfast on Fridays alongside Charlie Stayt - she would normally also present the weekend editions of the show, but is taking a six month break in order to front BBC One's Sunday Morning Live. She continues to occasionally fill in for Sian Williams.

Before becoming Breakfast's regular weekend presenter in 2006 Susanna had been a presenter on BBC News since 2003. Before this, she had been a reporter for the channel. In the course of her BBC career, Susanna has interviewed the Prime Minister, trained with Olympic athletes and been attacked by wolf cubs. Susanna started out at BBC Radio Bristol before becoming a reporter on BBC Radio 5 Live.

She then spent three months doing charity work and visiting the frontline in Sri Lanka, before covering political issues for Breakfast News. Susanna has three children and lives in South London.

LOUISE MINCHINLouise Minchin

Louise is a regular relief presenter for BBC Breakfast, currently standing in for Susanna Reid on Saturdays and Sundays, anchoring alongside Charlie Stayt. Her regular role is as a presenter for the BBC News channel.

Louise became a regular national news presenter in 2006 when she started covering BBC Breakfast, and by 2007 was the deputy presenter of the BBC News at One. She has presented a variety of BBC One shows, including Missing Live, Sunday Life and The One Show.

Louise started her career in journalism in the Latin American section of the BBC World Service and then moved on to the Today Programme. Her first presenting job was at News Direct 97.3FM in London and she then worked for Channel Five's entertainment programme Exclusive and also worked as a reporter for Five News. Louise rejoined the BBC in 1998, presenting for BBC Radio 5 Live. On Five Live she has presented Drive, Sport on Five and Breakfast. She started her current job on the BBC News Channel in September 2003, presenting the evening shift with another new presenter, Jon Sopel, who is still her co-anchor today.

JON KAYJon Kay

Jon is a regular relief presenter for BBC Breakfast. His normal job is as the BBC's West of England reporter.

Jon has also occasionally acted as a relief presenter on the BBC News channel in the past, first appearing in 2003. He began making more regular appearances in 2008, mainly covering weekend evenings.

In his time as a reporter he has covered many major events for the BBC, including the 2008 Glastonbury festival. He also spent a brief period as a correspondent in Washington.


NAGA MUNCHETTYNaga Munchetty

Naga has been a regular relief presenter on BBC Breakfast since 2009. She also reports on business stories for BBC Two's Newsnight.

Naga began her career in newspaper journalism, with as job as a writer on the City Pages of the Evening Standard. She also wrote for the Business Section of The Observer.

She soon made the transition to television, reporting initiallty for Reuters Financial Television, followed by a spell working for CNBC Europe as a Senior Producer and then a job a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News. Just before joining Working Lunch, Naga was a senior presenter on Bloomberg Television. There she covered stories connected with the health of the economy, guiding viewers through the start of the credit crunch, the collapse of Northern Rock and the economic downturn that hit Britain and the rest of the world.

She joined the BBC as presenter of BBC Two's Working Lunch programme when it relaunched in October 2008. However the new incarnation of the programme was unpopular with viewers, and was axed on cost grounds in 2010. Naga has also appeared as a relief presenter on the BBC News Channel.


KATE SILVERTONKate Silverton

Kate is an occasional relief presenter for BBC Breakfast. She also presents on Radio Five Live, the BBC News at One and Weekend Bulletins.

Silverton joined the BBC in 2004, initially co-presenting Radio Five Live's Breakfast, Hey Big Spender, and appearing on the Heaven and Earth Show.

In 2005 Silverton began presenting on the BBC News channel, drawing media attention in September of the same year when co-anchor Philip Hayton, who had worked for the BBC for 37 years, suddenly resigned, citing 'incompatibility'.

Silverton soon began acting as a relief presenter for BBC Breakfast, being joined by a new partner, Simon McCoy, on the news channel, with whom she worked until late 2007, when she left to launch the new BBC One 8pm Update. She has also presented BBC One's Big Cat Live, reported for Panorama and is filmed a documentary about sleep.

Before joining the BBC, Kate worked for Sky TV and the Travel Channel. She was also a regular panellist on The Wright Show on Five. Before embarking on a career in the media, Kate started out as a corporate financer.


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Tues.18th Jan. We watch Breakfast T.V. every day. After seeing the interview this morning regarding the lack of general ability to do basic d.i.y. The guest made a reference to 'now that we are all working more and more hours each day' - what nonsence! My husband and I are 77 years of age and have always been used to working very long hours. As a housewife/mother/businesswoman I would be used to working in my shop Monday thro Saturday, 9-7ish, washing and ironing (approx.30 plus shirts for husband and 2 sons) per week (plus all sports gear) squash,rugby football etc. and still managed to cook every evening. Multi tasking was not even thought about in those days and even now! Please get cracking and stop complaining - your life is slipping away as you bleat!!!!!!!!!!! signed Beryl McCoy.
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