Susanna Reid began her career at BBC Radio Bristol and then became a reporter for Radio 5 Live, as well as a producer. Susanna Reid then joined BBC News 24, where she spent two years as a reporter. When the 23:00 presenter didn’t turn up one night, Susanna Reid became a stand-in presenter for an hour (while three months pregnant with her first child), which turned into a permanent position. Before going on maternity leave, she presented on the BBC’s online interactive service. Susanna Reid became a reporter for Breakfast News in 1998. After a second maternity break, she became a presenter on the BBC News channel.
In February 2014, it was reported that ITV were attempting to recruit Susanna Reid for their new breakfast programme, with a £1 million salary. Susanna Reid had previously rejected claims of moving to ITV in December 2013, during her Strictly Come Dancing stint, claiming she would “bleed BBC” if cut open. On 3 March 2014, the BBC confirmed Reid’s move to ITV to front rival breakfast programme Good Morning Britain, which replaced its former breakfast show Daybreak. Susanna Reid currently co-hosts the show alongside Ben Shephard, Sean Fletcher and Charlotte Hawkins every Monday-Thursday from 6-8.30am.