Sarah Montague, who is made a Doctor of Letters on Friday (25 January 2013) is one of the main anchors on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme and occasionally presents HARDtalk for BBC World.
Since joining the BBC in 1997 she has presented Breakfast with Frost and evening news bulletins, as well as being a key presenter on the BBC News Channel.
Sarah studied biology at Bristol University, before beginning a career in finance with NatWest in London, first as a private client stockbroker then in eurobond sales.
At the age of 24 she made the leap to a career in the media, 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 before joining Reuters for a daily business programme.
From there she went to Sky News in January 1996 as a business presenter, before moving over to the BBC.