Susanna Reid awarded Honorary Fellowship

But what was she wearing?


Telly famous Susanna Reid has been given an Honorary Fellowship for her exemplary contribution to broadcasting.

The 44-year-old donned her cap and gown while mingling with lowly hoi polloi undergraduates, during the ceremony at St David’s Hall.


Speaking to WalesOnline, Reid said: “What Cardiff taught me, other than practical journalism skills, was that it was a place where I could make mistakes. A safe place for me to make those mistakes and learn from them.”

A smile and a wink gets you further than you think

The broadcaster studied Politics, Philosophy and Law at the University of Bristol before completing a postgrad in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff.

She then went on to become a producer and reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live, before joining the BBC Breakfast sofa in 2003.

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But the now Cardiff fellow didn’t stop there.

Reid has since reached the heady heights of Strictly Come Dancing and also moved to ITV, co-presenting hard news show Good Morning Britain, where she recently sparked a Twitter meltdown after sucking Angel Delight on her finger.

Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University, Professor Richard Sambrook said: “Susanna is a rare example of someone who successfully combines serious journalism such as reporting from war zones and interviewing prime ministers, with the celebrity elements of TV.

“In doing so she engages a wide range of viewers in the best traditions of popular journalism. We’re proud to see a Cardiff Journalism graduate achieve such success.”

Other recipients of the prestigious accolade include Welsh international rugby player Sam Warburton and award-winning novelist Philippa Gregory.