Suzanne Nicole Virdee
16 October 1969
|Occupation||Broadcaster, journalist, newsreader|
Suzanne Nicole Virdee (born 16 October 1969 in Solihull, Warwickshire, now the West Midlands) is a British journalist and television presenter, working on a freelance basis with UK news organisation ITN.
Virdee became a journalist at the age of 18, working as a trainee reporter at the Solihull Times in her home town. She passed her journalism exams and switched to television journalism, working for Central News in Birmingham. Virdee went on to work for the Sunday Mercury and the Birmingham Mail (then the Birmingham Evening Mail) before a 16-month stint with BBC WM.
She returned to Central News as a reporter, presenter and producer before joining the BBC's Midlands Today programme in April 2001, presenting late night bulletins before becoming a main presenter a year later, alongside Nick Owen. Virdee has also worked as a relief presenter for BBC Breakfast.
On 29 March 2012, Virdee left Midlands Today after announcing she was unable to sign a five-month contract to continue presenting the programme. The BBC took Virdee off air two days earlier than planned after she released a press statement about her departure.
In August 2016, she joined ITN as a news correspondent for the ITV Lunchtime News and early newsreader for ITV News London. On 25 May 2017 she made her debut fronting short updates for 5 News and covered bulletins for ITV news.
- Suzanne Virdee quits Midlands Today in contract row Express & Star, 29 March 2012
- Suzanne Virdee leaves BBC Midlands Today, BBC News, 29 March 2012
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