Michaela Strachan studied at ArtsEd London before going on to become a popular face on Saturday morning television in the 1980s, presenting TV-am and Wide Awake Club with Timmy Mallett. This was followed in 1993 by what would become her most famous programme, The Really Wild Show. Alongside Chris Packham this opened up the door to a series of natural and wildlife programming.
After The Really Wild Show, Michaela was a regular reporter on Countryfile until 2009 and has since presented a swathe of programmes including Michaela's Zoo Babies, Michaela's Animal Road Trip, Animal Rescue Squad, Animal Rescue International, Michaela's Wild Challenge and two series of Orangutan Diary in 2006 and 2008 alongside Steve Leonard.
Since 2011, Michaela replaced Kate Humble to co-present Autumnwatch and Springwatch with Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games, has diverged from wildlife by presenting two series of Great British Ghosts on Yesterday and the series The Great Penguin Rescue about African penguins in South Africa.