Suzy Klein was born in 1975 and grew up in Maida Vale in London. She went to South Hampstead High School and then to Oxford University, where she gained First Class Honours in Music.
Suzy began broadcasting while at Oxford, with a weekly live arts show on the radio station Oxygen FM. She also wrote and directed short films. She went on to take a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at City University in London, winning the William Hardcastle Journalism Award and travelling to Canada to work as a presenter with CBC radio and TV.
Since then, Suzy has worked across a range of TV and radio programmes, as a director and producer. Production credits include Start the Week, Close Up, Loose Ends, Music Matters and Late Review , followed by several years spent writing and producing documentaries, drama-docs and live events for BBC Classical Music Television.
Suzy moved into presenting in 2005. Having spent ten years on the other side of the camera, she stood in at the last minute for someone who had dropped out of a screentest audition. She was rewarded with a spot on the BBC4 Proms that summer.
Since then, she has anchored Proms coverage on both BBC2 and BBC4, as well as presenting music features and reviews for BBC2's Culture Show , winning acclaim as one of The Guardian's 25 up-and-coming cultural figures. She has co-hosted the Young Musician of the Year Final live on BBC2 and presented operas for BBC Television.
On Radio 3, Suzy presents In Tune and Music Matters as well as the Breakfast Show, 'Afternoon on 3' and a wide range of live concerts and events.
Suzy has done a broad range of voiceover work, from BBC1 primetime docs on Pink Floyd and The Carpenters to a three-part series on Brazil and an Arts TV series for BBC4. As well as a passion for music of all sorts, her interests include books, film and the visual arts. Since 2006, she has written for the New Statesman on everything from mobile ringtones to how a former Pogue has redefined contemporary music. She also writes features for BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian.