A well-known television presenter and recognisable voice, Susan Osman is an experienced broadcaster in both Television and Radio, in numerous fields of journalism: news, current affairs, consumer affairs and business news for both BBC and ITV.
After many years on the BBC network, Susan moved to China where she was asked to devise a new live daily radio Breakfast Show for China Radio International (CRI) in Beijing. The programme, The Beijing Hour with Susan Osman was transmitted live in China, Australia and America and then was translated on line into 62 languages and had an estimated audience of over 30 million listeners worldwide.
During her time in Beijing, she also presented and produced television programmes for China’s only privately owned television station, Blue Ocean Network (BON) for the American market.
Due to the popularity of The Beijing Hour and Susan’s high profile in China she was very much in demand: chairing debates, lecturing, and running workshops.
More recently, Susan has been invited to become Professor of Communication and Leadership by the prestigious Communication University of China, teaching China’s political leaders and professional broadcasters.
She began her career as a Theatre Director and Voice Coach in the USA (Washington DC) where she was given the keys of the city for her work with underprivileged black actors. A speech specialist, along with Cicely Berry (RSC) she worked at the Guildhall of Music Speech and Drama.
It was while teaching at the well-known girls’ school, Roedean, that she was “spotted” by a BBC television crew making a documentary about the school that she decided to pursue a broadcasting career which has since spanned over thirty years.