Mary Rhodes

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Mary Rhodes (born c.1970)[1] is the main presenter of the BBC's Midlands Today.

She was previously a regular sports presenter on BBC World, BBC One and BBC News 24. She hosted the daily magazine programme 110%.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rhodes was educated first at Weobley High School, before taking A levels in Communication Studies, English, General Studies and Psychology at Hereford Sixth Form College.[3] She graduated in 1990 from Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University), where she studied for a degree in media and communications (specialising in television).[4]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Before coming to News 24 she was a freelancer, working across the BBC's Radio stations. Her favourite sport is tennis and her break in sports reporting/presenting came when she was at Wimbledon, presenting on the local radio service Radio Wimbledon. She has been covering the tournament since 1995.[3]

She also presented The Heaven and Earth Show on BBC1.[3]

In 2011, Rhodes took over as presenter of BBC West Midlands show Inside Out after the programme went through several guest presenters following the sacking of previous presenter Ashley Blake. Rhodes also became a reporter for Midlands Today alongside her Inside Out duties and, in 2012, she became the main presenter for Midlands Today when Suzanne Virdee left the programme.


  1. ^ Mary Rhodes: Questions & Answers
  2. ^ TV Newsroom Profile Archived September 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c Mary Rhodes Returns to College Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Hereford Sixth Form College, 24 April 2006
  4. ^ BCU Alumni List[permanent dead link]

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