Sue Lloyd-Roberts

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Sue Lloyd-Roberts
Born 1952 (age 61–62)
Belgravia, London, England[1]
Nationality British
Education Cheltenham Ladies' College;[1] St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford[2]
Occupation Foreign correspondent
Notable credit(s) BBC News, Newsnight, ITN

Susan Lloyd-Roberts CBE (born 1952) is a television journalist, who works as Special Correspondent for the BBC, travelling to, and reporting on, major news stories across the world, including important issues not covered widely elsewhere.[2] She has presented many in-depth reports for the BBC's Newsnight programme and for current affairs programmes on BBC World News channel, the BBC's international satellite and cable news channel, as well as for the UK's domestic BBC News channel.

Early life[edit]

Born in London she attended Cheltenham Ladies College and graduated from St Hilda's College, Oxford with a BA Honours Degree in History and Modern Languages.[3]


She joined Britain's ITN, the news provider for ITV straight from university and then reported extensively for the channel's News at Ten.[3] During a career lasting several decades, Lloyd-Roberts has produced reports from states such as North Korea and Syria, where she focuses on a range of important issues such as human rights violations, environmental degradation and political corruption. She was awarded the European Women of Achievement Award in 1995.[4] Her reports from North Korea won an Emmy Award in 2011.[5]


Already Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to journalism.[6]


  1. ^ a b Jonathan Sale (15 October 1998). "Passed/Failed: Sue Lloyd Roberts". London: The Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Notable St Hilda's Alumnae". Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Who's Who On Television. Michael Joseph/ITV books. 1982. ISBN 0-900727-95-0. 
  4. ^ "WWomen Achievers For Career Enhancing European Award". PR Newswire. 
  5. ^ "BBC Newsnight & BBC World News America Emmy success with North Korean feature". BBC Media Centre. 27 September 2011. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60534. p. 8. 15 June 2013.