Sarah Montague

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Sarah is lead anchor on BBC Radio 4’s the World At One, after presenting the flagship Today Programme for eighteen years. She also presents HARDtalk on BBC World Television. In more than 25 years at the BBC she has fronted many of its television news programmes from Newsnight, to BBC Breakfast and the News Channel. On radio she has made many documentaries including The Educators series and My Teacher is an App to Charles, the Making of a King, the Nightshift and After Cathy.


Before becoming a journalist Sarah studied biology at Bristol University. After university she became a stockbroker for County NatWest, and moved on to be a Eurobond dealer with NatWest Capital Markets. At the age of 24 she made the leap into journalism, first working as a reporter and presenter at Channel Television in both Guernsey and Jersey.


In 1994 she moved to London as a freelance television news reporter. She soon joined the staff of Reuters and then moved to Sky News. It was in 1997 that she joined the BBC. In 2024 


‘Sarah was just a joy to work with.  She was a tremendous host yesterday evening and the event simply wouldn’t have been the same without her.’ – Nero Book Awards 2024