Mary Rhodes is the main anchor for the BBC 1 daily news ‘Midlands Today,’ alongside reporting for current affairs programme ‘Inside Out’ from Birmingham. Additionally she works extensively as an events host and facilitator. She was also the leading female sports news presenter and one of the only female sports correspondent, on BBC News covering major events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup and the Ashes.
About Mary Rhodes
Mary Rhodes has hosted and facilitated events for many clients. These include working with LEP’s (Local Enterprise Partnerships) at a local and national level, charities and major businesses. They range from the pharmaceutical industry, transport to I.T. both in the UK and throughout Europe. Her clients also include the British Olympic Association, for whom she media trained a number of athletes ahead of the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.
Mary Rhodes is an experienced award winning broadcast journalist, working with the BBC for more than 20 years. After graduating in journalism, she started her career in local radio before moving to London to work in network and worldwide programming across radio and television for the BBC.
For ten years Mary was sports news presenter and correspondent, appearing regularly on BBC 1 from Breakfast to the Ten o’clock news and Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme. She was also a regular presenter on BBC World TV. She has covered major events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, European football, Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon. Mary covered the London Olympics for the international broadcaster, Olympic News Channel.
After moving back to the Midlands in 2006, Mary now presents the popular BBC 1 daily news ‘Midlands Today,’ alongside reporting for current affairs programme ‘Inside Out’ from Birmingham. Mary also wrote, produced and presented a half hour documentary on the Falkland Islands for BBC 2, presented ‘The Sunday Politics’ (West Midlands) and hosted debates on the economy, devolution and election 2015 for BBC 1.