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Meet Mary Rhodes
Mary Rhodes is the presenter of BBC Inside Out West Midlands.
For over 10 years Mary Rhodes was the leading female sports presenter on BBC News. She is the only sport presenter to have appeared regularly on BBC One Breakfast, Six, Ten and weekend News bulletins. Mary was also the first female sport presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme.
Mary began her broadcasting career at BBC Hereford and Worcester in 1990 and worked as a reporter and presenter for a number of local radio stations before moving to BBC Radio Sport in London to present and report across Radio 1, 2, 4 and 5 live.
She was one of the first sport presenters on BBC News 24 at its launch in 1997. Mary quickly became an established face on national television and BBC World as a presenter and correspondent covering major events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup.
In 2006 Mary ran the London Marathon, recording a series of features and blogs on her training for Radio 4’s Today programme.
Mary was also a presenter and reporter for BBC One’s Heaven and Earth Show; with a wide range of interviewees including bishops, flood victims and a sacred cow.
Mary grew up in Herefordshire, was a student in Birmingham and now lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two cats.
She enjoys cycling, running and walking and is a season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion.