Sue Lloyd-Roberts, Television Journalist

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Susan “Sue” Lloyd-Roberts, born in 1952 and died on October 13, 2015, Roberts was a British television journalist who worked for both the BBC and ITN.

Born in London, Sue attended Cheltenham Ladies College and graduated from St Hilda’s College, Oxford, with a BA Honours Degree in History and Modern Languages.

She joined Britain’s ITN, the news provider for ITV, straight from university and then reported extensively for the channel’s News at Ten.

Sue then worked as a special correspondent for the BBC, travelling to, and reporting on, major news stories across the world, including important issues not covered widely elsewhere.

She presented many in-depth reports for the Newsnight programme and for Our World, the international current affairs series on BBC World News, its international satellite and cable news channel, as well as for the UK’s domestic BBC News channel.

Sue produced reports from states such as North Korea and Syria, where she focused on a range of important issues such as human rights violations, environmental degradation and political corruption.

She was awarded the European Women of Achievement Award in 1995.

Her reports from North Korea won an Emmy Award in 2011.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Sue was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to journalism.

Sue announced on Victoria Derbyshire she has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia and urgently needed a donor with matching tissue type so she could have a stem cell transplant.

Sue confirmed she would be keeping a video diary for the programme.

She died on 13th October 2015.


 

 

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