Sarah Montague

Journalist (1966)
Mon Aug 26 2019
By   Sarthak

Short info on Sarah Montague

If you follow your passion then no matter what the circumstances is you will obviously reach your destination. Today we are going to talk about one such individual who is one of the popular faces in the Britain's journalism media. We are talking about the 53-year-old, Sarah Montague who currently presents the BBC Radio 4's lunchtime news broadcast, The World at One.

Previously, Sarah worked as one of the regular presenters of the BBC Radio 4 early morning current affairs program, Today for 18 years until April 2018. Further, she was also a stockbroker for County NatWest and then she worked as a Eurobond dealer in London. Now, let's get an insight to her personal life.

Sarah Montague; Know about her personal life, married, husband, kids
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Sarah was born as Sarah Anne Louise Montague, Lady Brooke on February 8, 1966, in Guernsey, an island in the English channel off the coast of Normandy. Her father, John Montague was a Colonel in the British Army while her mother, Mary was a homemaker.

Talking about her education, Montague attended Blanchelande College, a local independent school for girls. Then she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Bristol.

Sarah Montague with Justin Webb; Know about Montague career, net worth, income and salary
Image: Sarah Montague with Justin Webb

At the beginning of her career, Sarah worked as a stockbroker and a business person. She began her journalistic career with Channel Television in 1991. In 1996, she became business correspondent for Sky News. Further, she joined the BBC in 1997 and presented Newsnight and BBC News. In 2002, she joined the Today news program on BBC Radio 4 frequently presenting alongside Justin Webb. Similarly, she has also presented HARDtalk on BBC News.

Personal Life

Talking about Montague's personal life, she is a married woman and is relishing her marital life with her spouse. Montague and her husband are friends of former Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Married, Husband, and Kids

The famous television personality, Sarah married businessman, Richard Christopher Brooke in 2002. In 2012, Sarah became Lady Brooke, when her husband inherited the family baronetcy to become Christopher Brooke, Bt.

Talking about the couple's relationship, they have been married for over 17 years. Additionally, Montague is the mother of three daughters and also has a stepdaughter from her husband's previous marriage.

Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2019, the BBC Radio 4's lunchtime news broadcast, The World at One presenter, Sarah Montague has a net worth of $1 million. The primary source of her income is journalism.

How much is Sarah Montague's Salary?

While she was the regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 early morning current affairs program her annual salary was $166,000. However, Montague later found that she was subsequently paid less than her other fellow presenters. Further, some of the BBC's high profile female presenters have criticised the organization for the unequal gender pay. Another British female journalist, Jo Coburn is also a strong supporter of equal pay.

When the BBC's top earners list was published in 2017, Montague suspected her salary was far more less than her colleague. For example John Humphrys earned between $620,000 - $700,000, and Justin Webb earned up to $220,000 per year.

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