- Susanna Reid
- Croydon London England
- United Kingdom
- TV Presenter Journalist Newsreader
- Travelling Listening To People.
Susanna Reid is a British journalist and presenter, currently employed by the BBC and best known for presenting BBC Breakfast.
She was born in Croydon, London to an English father, of Scottish ancestry and an English mother.
She was educated at the independent Croham Hurst School in Croydon (from 1975-81) with the comedienne Sue Perkins followed by the independent Croydon High School (1981-87) and St Paul's Girls' School (1987-89) in London before studying Politics, Philosophy and Law at Bristol University (1989-92). She was Editor of EpiGram the student newspaper when it was shortlisted for Best Student Newspaper in The Guardian/NUS student journalism awards 1991. Susanna also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Cardiff School of Journalism.
Reid started her career at BBC Radio Bristol and then become a reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live, as well as latterly a producer. She then joined BBC News 24 where she spent two years as a reporter, and then presenter. Reid then spent three months doing charity work in Sri Lanka, before becoming a reporter for Breakfast News. After a maternity break, Reid became a presenter on the BBC News channel.
Susanna Reid is currently one of the main presenters on BBC Breakfast, presenting alongside Charlie Stayt previously Bill Turnbull on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She has held her current role since 2004, when she replaced Mishal Husain, who went on maternity leave. She is also the regular newsreader during the headlines on The Andrew Marr Show, and can occasionally be seen on Breakfast during the week. On 6 February 2009, Reid made a swift, off-the-cuff apology, while hosting BBC Breakfast News with Charlie Stayt, when a wrongly-cued, uncut audio clip of Hollywood actor Christian Bale, featuring the shouted line "You don't FUCKING understand." was played on air. This was broadcast live at 6.55am on BBC1 in the UK. The clip was cut immediately and Susanna's gasps were audible during and immediately after the clip. On 22 February she presented the BBC's live coverage of the 2009 Oscars from Los Angeles.
She lives in South London with her long time partner, the sport correspondent Dominic Cotton. Although not married, they have been happy together for the best part of ten years and have three boys: Sam Cotton (born Southwark, London, 2002), Finn Cotton (born Lambeth, London, 2004) and Jack Cotton (born Lambeth, 2005). Reid is a pescetarian, something she reveals regularly in her Saturday morning banter with chef James Martin when commenting on the dishes on his following programme, Saturday Kitchen.
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