Susanna Reid - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022

Susanna Reid
Profession: TV host, Journalist
Best Known For: Good Morning Britain (TV show)
Salary: $1 million
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 10, 1970 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Susanna Victoria Reid
Birth Place: Croydon, Greater London, England
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Barry Reid
Mother's Name: Sue Smith
Siblings: 2

Older sisters

High School: Croydon High School
University: St Paul's Girls' School, University of Bristol, Cardiff School of Journalism
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, English)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Dominic Cotton (1999-2014)

Children: 3

Sam Cotton (son)
Finn Cotton (son)
Jack Cotton (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 67 kg (147.71 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 6.5
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: C

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Who is Susanna Reid?

Susanna Reid is a journalist, reporter by profession, and British by nationality.

Source: Instagram (Susanna Reid)

Susanna Reid – Age, Parents, Siblings

Susanna Reid was born on 10 December 1970 in Croydon, Greater London, England. Her birth name is Susanna Victoria Reid. Her father’s name is Barry Reid and her mother’s name is Sue Smith. Her father worked as a management consultant and her mother worked as a nurse. She has 2 elder sisters. Susanna’s parents divorced when she was 9 years old. 

Education, Ethnicity

She received her education from several schools. She joined Croydon High School from 1981-1987 from where she transferred to St Paul's Girls' School 1987-1989.

After she completed school, Susanna joined the University of Bristol where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Law from 1989-1992. She then went on to take a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Her ethnicity is Scottish and English.

Susanna Reid – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Susanna was married to former sports correspondent Dominic Cotton for 16 years. The couple had tied the knot in 1999. They have 3 sons together, Sam Cotton who was born in 2002, Finn Cotton (born in 2004), and Jack Cotton (born in 2005).

Even if Susanna and Dominic are divorced they are still very good friends. They all currently lives in Balham, south London. People reported that Susanna and Dominic still live in the same house with their son and Domonic's new girlfriend.

She dated football boss Steve Parish but broke up in early 2019.

Source: Daily Mail Online (Susanna Reid and ex-husband Dominic Cotton)

RelatedFearne Cotton presenter of Top of the Pops 

Susanna Reid – Career

Reid also worked as an actress when at a young age. She appeared in the movies Spider's Web (1982) and The Price (1985).


Reid’s career began at BBC Radio Bristol. She was then given an opportunity to work as a reporter and a producer for Radio 5 Live, which she gladly took. In 1998, she became a reporter for Breakfast News.

As her career thrived, she became a regular presenter in 2003 for BBC Breakfast and worked there till 2012. In the year 2010, she also began to present Sunday Morning Live on BBC.

In February 2014, she was offered £1 million in salary by ITV to present their new breakfast program Good Morning Britain, which she is currently presenting with Ben Shephard and Piers Morgan.

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Source: Instagram (Susanna Reid)

Loves to dance

In addition to being a wonderful presenter, Reid is also a born dancer. In 2011, she danced for Children in Need Special and secured the second position along with dance partner Robin Windsor.

Again in 2013, on the 11th series of the dance show, Strictly Come Dancing Reid participated with Kevin Clifton as her partner. She and Kevin were placed in the 2nd position in December of 2013.

Related: BBC presenter Fiona Bruce

Source: Daily Mail (Susanna Reid and dance partner Kevin Clifton in Strictly Come Dancing)

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Susanna Reid – Charity

Ried has a heart of gold. She has tried and helped those in need even before her career was successful. In 1998, she worked for 3 months for a charity in Sri Lanka as a voluntary media consultant giving counseling to victims of the civil war. The charity also manages orphanages and social development programs.

She is also a charity worker contributing to Media Trust and has even hosted events for Myotubular Trust and Voluntary Arts England. On 22 April 2012 Reid ran the London Marathon in just 5 hours, raising money for Sports Relief.

Susanna Reid – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth and annual salary are around $10 million and $1 million respectively.

Susanna Reid – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, and Twitter Susanna Reid is active with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

Related: List of TV host

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