BBC Breakfast has promoted Sally Nugent to the spot of regular presenter.
Sally is a BBC presenter who had worked on a freelance basis, filling in when regular hosts were unavailable, but will present the breakfast show from Monday to Wednesday.
She is taking up the role alongside Dan Walker, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt with immediate effect.
Sally's first media role was at BBC Radio Merseyside before she went on to read the sports news on BBC North West Tonight.
She has been part of the BBC Breakfast team for almost a decade as a sports presenter and has been a journalist for 25 years.
Sally’s new role comes after she landed a series of high profile exclusive interviews and prime-time BBC documentaries last year, including Marcus Rashford on his quest to end child food poverty.
That story won her Scoop of the Year award at the 2021 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.
Of her appointment, Sally said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to become the new presenter of BBC Breakfast and bring the nation the latest news, top entertainment guests and stories that matter every week. It’s an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK’s most watched breakfast show.”
On Wednesday 6 October, Sally hosted the BBC breakfast show alongside Charlie Stayt.
The female presenter clashed with MP Dominic Raab as the pair debated misogyny against women.
The Deputy PM appeared on the show live from the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, but it wasn't long before the chat turned tense.
Sally quizzed him on how the government plans to ensure women feel safer across the country, citing the recent murder of Sarah Everard.
She began the question by quoting Boris Johnson, who had appeared on the breakfast show the day before, saying, "he does not support calls to make misogyny a hate crime".
Raab responded by saying, "I think insults and misogyny is, of course, absolutely wrong whether it’s a man against a woman or a woman against a man.
"But I don’t think that will tackle the problem in the cases like either, the Sarah Everard case which is very serious, and we take very seriously."
Sally later questioned him on his misogyny comment, asking, "is that what you meant to say?"
He fired back: "What I meant is, if we are talking about things below the level of public order offences of harassment and intimidation which are rightly criminalised,
"Then we are effectively talking about insults with a sexist basis. I don’t think criminalising those sorts of things will deal with the problem we have got at the heart of the Sarah Everard case."
Sally is married with one son born in 2016.
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