A well-known television presenter and recognisable voice in the UK and China, Susan Osman is an experienced broadcaster in both Television and Radio, in numerous fields of journalism: news, current affairs, consumer affairs and business news.
After many years on the BBC network, Susan moved to China where she was invited 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, translated into 62 languages with 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 invited to chair and host debates, lectures and workshops.
Three years ago Susan was appointed Professor of Communication and Leadership by the prestigious Communication University of China. Susan lectures and runs workshops for China’s political leaders and professional broadcasters. Due to the popularity of The Beijing Hour and Susan’s high profile in China she chairs, moderates and hosts debates, lectures and workshops. Susan also teaches radio and voice production on the International Master’s Degree Course at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Ten years ago she was ordained as an interfaith minister and founded the charity, Rainbow’s End Foundation.
She began her career as a Theatre Director and Voice Coach in the USA (Washington DC) where she was given the keys to 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 and decided to leave teaching to pursue a broadcasting career which has since spanned over thirty years.