Born in Dudley in the West Midlands, Sue started her career as a trainee journalist
with the Western Mail and the South Wales Echo in Cardiff.
She joined the BBC in 1970 as a freelance researcher and, in 1972, became one
of the main presenters of the early evening current affairs programme, Nationwide.
She went on to present the Nine O'Clock News and the Six O'Clock News.
For 17 years she presented Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and has chaired the BBC's Reith Lectures for the past five years.