Susanna Reid

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Susanna Reid
Born
Susanna Victoria Reid

(1970-12-10) 10 December 1970 (age 48)
Croydon, London, England[citation needed]
ResidenceLambeth, South London
EducationUniversity of Bristol
Cardiff University
OccupationJournalist
Television presenter
Years active1982–present
EmployerBBC (2004–2014)
ITV (2014–present)[1]
Notable credit(s)
BBC Breakfast (2004–14)
Sunday Morning Live (2010–11)
Good Morning Britain (2014–)
Partner(s)Dominic Cotton (1998–2014)
Steve Parish (2018–2019)
Children3

Susanna Victoria Reid (born 10 December 1970[2]) is an English television presenter and journalist. She is best known as a co-presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2003 until 2014, along with Bill Turnbull and Charlie Stayt and being co-anchor of Good Morning Britain since 2014, alongside Piers Morgan and Ben Shephard.

She has also hosted, Sunday Morning Live on BBC and Save Money: Good Food on ITV.

Early life and education[edit]

The youngest of three daughters, Reid was born in Croydon, South London. She was educated at the independent Croham Hurst School, from 1975 to 1981,[3] followed by the independent Croydon High School (1981–87) and St Paul's Girls' School (1987–89) in London. Her parents separated and divorced when she was aged 9.[4] Her father was a management consultant, her mother, who was born in 1941, worked as a nurse.[5] Reid studied Politics, Philosophy and Law at the University of Bristol (1989–92), where she was editor of Epigram, the student newspaper,[6] which was short-listed in 1991 as "Best Student Newspaper" in The Guardian/NUS student journalism awards. She then undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Reid appeared as an actress while an adolescent, in a stage production of Agatha Christie's Spider's Web (1982) with Shirley Anne Field, and then alongside Peter Barkworth and Harriet Walter in The Price (1985) on Channel 4.[6]

Career[edit]

Reid began her career at BBC Radio Bristol and then became a reporter for Radio 5 Live, as well as a producer. She then joined BBC News 24, where she spent two years as a reporter. When the 23:00 presenter did not arrive one night, Reid became a stand-in presenter for an hour (while three months pregnant with her first child), which turned into a permanent position.[7] Before going on maternity leave, she presented on the BBC's online interactive service. Reid became a reporter for Breakfast News in 1998. After a second maternity break, she became a presenter on the BBC News Channel.

Reid was one of the main presenters on BBC Breakfast, presenting with Bill Turnbull on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and previously presenting with Charlie Stayt on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She held that role from 2012, when she replaced lead presenter Sian Williams. In 2010, Reid stepped down from presenting Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays to take a role on a new programme Sunday Morning Live.[8] As of the final episode of the first series on 21 November 2010, she resumed her weekend presenting duties on BBC Breakfast within 2 weeks.[9] When BBC Breakfast moved to MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, the existing lead presenter, Sian Williams decided to stay in London on other programmes so she could remain close to her children. In April 2012, Reid took Williams' lead presenter role as the main weekday presenter opposite Bill Turnbull.

Reid was also previously the regular newsreader during the headlines on The Andrew Marr Show. On 16 May 2010, she stood in briefly for Andrew Marr for the Sunday newspaper review, when he arrived late for the programme after interviewing the new Prime Minister David Cameron.[10] Reid handed back to Marr following the paper review. Reid presented the main show for the first time on 10 March 2013 following Marr's extended absence after suffering a stroke in January 2013.[11] On 22 February 2009, Reid presented the BBC's live coverage of the 2009 Oscars from Los Angeles and also presented coverage of the 2010 Oscars on 7 March.[12]

In December 2013, Reid was a runner-up in the eleventh series of Strictly Come Dancing. Her professional partner was Kevin Clifton. She previously participated in the Children in Need special of the show, pairing with Robin Windsor and eventually winning it in November 2011.[citation needed]

On 31 December 2013, Reid presented the New Year Live programme on BBC One,[13] replacing Gabby Logan. Reid was joined in presenting duties by Take That lead singer Gary Barlow, who performed a concert at Westminster Central Hall at the same time.

In February 2014, it was reported that ITV were attempting to recruit Reid for their new breakfast programme, with a £1 million salary.[citation needed] Reid had previously rejected claims of moving to ITV in December 2013, during her Strictly Come Dancing stint, saying she would "bleed BBC" if cut open.[14] On 3 March 2014, the BBC confirmed Reid's move to ITV to front rival breakfast programme Good Morning Britain, which replaced its former breakfast show Daybreak. She co-hosts the show alongside Ben Shephard and Piers Morgan every Monday to Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.[15][16]

On 19 December 2014, Reid appeared on a special Text Santa episode of Tipping Point with fellow Good Morning Britain presenters.[17] In 2017, Reid co-presented Save Money: Good Food alongside Matt Tebbutt.[18]

In October 2018, Reid appeared as a cameo in Hollyoaks.[19]

Awards[edit]

In March 2013, the Television and Radio Industries Club named Reid Newsreader of the Year at their annual awards, the week after it was announced she would join ITV.[20] In 2015, she again won the same award.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Reid separated from partner, former sports correspondent Dominic Cotton in 2014 after 16 years together.[22][23][24] Together, the couple have three sons.[25] Reid is a supporter of Crystal Palace, visiting the club's Selhurst Park ground with her dance partner while taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, in 2013.[26] Reid had been single since her break-up, but in November 2018 confirmed herself to be in a relationship with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.[27] On 29 April 2019 she announced she had split from Parish, however they remain good friends.

Reid is a pescetarian, something she used to discuss occasionally in her Saturday morning banter with chef James Martin when commenting on the dishes on his following programme, Saturday Kitchen.[28] In 2013 she was voted 96th in FHM's "100 sexiest women" list.[29]

Charity[edit]

Reid is a regular contributor to Media Trust, a charity linking other charities to the media industry, and has hosted events for the Myotubular Trust and Voluntary Arts England.[6] In 1998, just before she became a reporter for Breakfast News, she worked for three months in Sri Lanka as a voluntary media consultant for a charity which counsels victims of the civil war and operates orphanages and social development programmes.[6]

On 22 April 2012, Reid took part in the London Marathon, raising money for Sport Relief, completing the course in just over five hours.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Channel Role Notes
2003–2014 Breakfast BBC One Co-presenter With Bill Turnbull
2003–2010 TV Bingo BBC Two Presenter
2010–2011 Sunday Morning Live BBC One
2013 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant Runner-up
New Year Live Co-presenter With Gary Barlow
2014– Good Morning Britain ITV Monday–Thursday
2017– Save Money: Good Food Primetime series
2017 The Murder of Becky Watts – Police Tapes[31] Presenter Documentaries for ITV's Crime & Punishment season
2018 Children Who Kill[32]
John Worboys: The Taxi Cab Rapist
The Murder of Rhys Jones: Police Tapes
The Game Show Serial Killer: Police Tapes
Who Killed Sharon Birchwood?: Police Tapes
Hollyoaks Channel 4 Herself Cameo as Good Morning Britain presenter
2019 Death Row: Countdown to Execution ITV Presenter Documentaries for ITV's Crime & Punishment season

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Trolls Grandma Rosiepuff UK release only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Susanna Reid joins ITV's new breakfast presenting team". itv.com. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1048290/bio
  3. ^ Sue Perkins stands on her own Archived 24 July 2012 at Archive.today BBC News, 25 July 2005
  4. ^ Hind, John (23 April 2017). "Susanna Reid: 'I need to be fully functioning in the morning – I have to deal with Piers Morgan'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  5. ^ Loose Women, 1 March 2016
  6. ^ a b c d Susanna Reid profile Archived 15 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine BBC Breakfast
  7. ^ "BBC One – Strictly Come Dancing – Susanna Reid". BBC. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ Sunday Morning Live Archived 9 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine BBC One
  9. ^ Susanna Reid Archived 5 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine Twitter post, dated 20 November 2010
  10. ^ "BBC One – The Andrew Marr Show, 16/05/2010". BBC. 16 May 2010. Archived from the original on 20 May 2010.
  11. ^ "BBC One – The Andrew Marr Show, 10/03/2013". BBC. 10 March 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  12. ^ "News: BBC's Susanna Reid to present Press Awards". InPublishing. 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 31 October 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Ariel – BBC dominates festive viewing". Bbc.co.uk. 2 January 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Susanna Reid denies quit rumours: 'If you cut me open I'd bleed BBC'". Digital Spy. 16 December 2013. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014.
  16. ^ Conlan, Tara (3 July 2016). "Susanna Reid: 'People love banter, I like it when papers pick up our interviews'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Text Santa Tipping Point special | "ITV Press Centre"". Itv.com. 19 December 2014. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Hollyoaks storm week to feature Piers Morgan and Carol Kirkwood cameos". Radio Times. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Susanna Reid wins newsreader of the year award". BBC News. BBC. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  21. ^ "The Television And Radio Industries Club – 2015 TRIC Awards Winners". TRIC. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  22. ^ Duffin, Claire (2 March 2014). "'Curse of Strictly' strikes again as Susanna Reid and partner separate". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  23. ^ Through the Keyhole, Series 9 Episode 16, broadcast 29 May 2008
  24. ^ Ward, Victoria (23 November 2014). "Susanna Reid still living with former partner for sake of their children". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  25. ^ Anglesey, Natalie (4 February 2014). "Interview: Susanna Reid talks Strictly Come Dancing Live tour". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  26. ^ Strictly Come Dancing episode broadcast Saturday 12 October 2013
  27. ^ "Susanna Reid confirms Steve Parish relationship live on air after Piers Morgan mocking". London Evening Standard. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  28. ^ "BBC Breakfast, various episodes". BBC News. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  29. ^ "Susanna Reid". FHM. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  30. ^ "I'm a Runner: Susanna Reid". Runner's World. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  32. ^ "Children Who Kill Episode 1". Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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