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Rachel Schofield is a regular stand-in presenter on the BBC News Channel.

She started her career at the BBC on BBC Radio Newcastle in 1999 and also reported for BBC Look North. She then moved to be a reporter for BBC Radio Four before joining the BBC News. Schofield resigned from her position in September 2012 although has returned on a freelance basis.

She met the Newsnight reporter Jeremy Vine at a gala dinner. Six months later, in the run-up to the 2001 general election, he toured the country from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in a 1976 VW camper van. Stopping off at Newcastle upon Tyne (where he had initially worked in local radio), he met Rachel while she was working at the BBC’s Look North.

It was an instant attraction, and he proposed in early April 2002, when she was living in east London, aged 26, and working on You and Yours. They married in a Devon village church in September 2002. By that time she was working on Woman’s Hour. They went on honeymoon in Sicily.

They live in west London with their two daughters.

Name? Rachel Schofield Age? 30 Where are you from? I was born in Winchester in Hampshire, lived briefly in W.Sussex but spent the bulk of my childhood in Devon – I was at school in Exeter and my parents still live in the county. I…

At 8.28am, the BBC News Channel broke away from Breakfast as usual with Rachel Schofield in the Studio and Simon McCoy outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Football Focus presenter Manish Bhasin has been presenting the evening 7-10pm slot on BBC News 24 this week alongside Rachel Schofield and Sophie Long.