Susannah Carr Bio

Susannah Carr was seven months old when she arrived in Australia from Essex, England.

After studying Law and Arts at the University of Western Australia, she began a career in media in December 1974 with the ABC in Perth.

During her time there she worked on the city and radio networks, 6WF and 6WN.

In March 1978, Susannah became the first female TV newsreader for the ABC in Perth and the second, nationally. She also presented the weather, compered classical music concerts for broadcast, live television commentary of events including the royal visit and anchored election coverage.

Susannah joined Seven National News Perth in January 1985 and began reading the news together with Rick Ardon.

She is an integral part of the Seven News Perth team and has been involved in a number of important special projects for the network.

- November 1992 - Susannah was co-driver of the Darracq "Genevieve" for the Genevieve 500 - a history making road race from Perth to Albany.

- April 1994 - she was part of a team sent to South Africa to report the historic, first all-race elections.

- December 1995 - was a part of the first western camera crew allowed into Russia to film the Kremlin and the priceless Faberge egg collection.

- 1997 - Susannah was part of the Seven Network team selected to cover the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

- 2000 - The Sydney 2000 Olympics gave Susannah the opportunity to broadcast live from Sydney from the Homebush Olympic headquarters.

- 2004 - saw her in Bali for the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks that killed many Australian holiday-makers.

Susannah has won a Logie for most popular female personality in WA, six Clear Speech Awards and was named WA's favourite newsreader from a poll in The West Australian magazine.

2015 will mark Susannah and Rick's 30th year as co-presenters of Seven News Perth, in what we believe to be a world record for news reading duos.