Before coming to News 24 Mary Rhodes was a freelancer, working across the BBC’s Radio stations. Her favourite sport is tennis and her break in sports reporting/presenting came when she was at Wimbledon, presenting on the local radio service Radio Wimbledon. She has been covering the tournament since 1995.
Mary Rhodes also presented The Heaven and Earth Show on BBC1.
In 2011, Mary Rhodes took over as presenter of BBC West Midlands show Inside Out after the programme went through several guest presenters following the sacking of previous presenter Ashley Blake. Mary Rhodes also became a reporter for Midlands Today alongside her Inside Out duties and, in 2012, she became the main presenter for Midlands Today when Suzanne Virdee left the programme.