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Louisa Jane Preston (born 28 November 1978)[citation needed] is a British journalist. She currently works on BBC London News , the Greater London regional news programme, as a newsreader / occasional reporter, mostly working the early morning bulletins on BBC Breakfast.


Early lifeEdit

Preston was born and brought up in Codsall, Wolverhampton.[1] She studied at Nottingham Trent University,[2] graduating in Journalism and Politics.



She joined 96.4FM BRMB in Birmingham in July 1999, staying until September 1999. From 1999-2000 she worked at 107.7 The Wolf.[citation needed]


She began in television with ITN as a reporter in 2000, then moving to Five news as their presenter and a reporter from later in 2000 until 2005. She left to join the new ITV News Channel. That later collapsed and she got her current BBC post.

Preston joined the BBC as a stand in newsreader for Moira Stuart on BBC Breakfast in September 2005, but left the programme when news reading duties were left to the main presenters.

BBC London is the BBC programme for London as well as radio station (BBC London 94.9FM or on DAB Digital radio) and consists of newsreaders Riz Lateef, Asad Ahmad, Matt Barbet, Mike Ramsden, Alice Bhandhukravi and Victoria Hollins.

Personal lifeEdit

She is a fully trained lifeguard and swimming instructor.[citation needed] Preston returned to BBC London after maternity leave on 26 February 2012.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Varma, Anuji (8 January 2006). "Battle of the BBC beauties; Midland rivals line up to become the new Natasha". Birmingham, England: Sunday Mercury. Archived from the original on 8 January 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ DeBurgh, Hugo (2013). Investigative Journalism. Routledge. p. 31. ISBN 978-0415190534. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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