Sue Barker MBE – BBC Presenter, Former Tennis Pro and Corporate Presenter.
Sue Barker is one of the UK’s leading female sports presenters. She has established herself over the last 10 years on the BBC as a key figure in the sports team, fronting such television coverage as The Olympics, Wimbledon and Grandstand. The Wimbledon Final attracts over 11 million viewers in the UK whilst the last Olympics attracted nearly 20 million viewers for the final of the 100 meters alone.
Sue Barker is also the host presenter of the ever-popular sports quiz, A Question of Sport. Since her arrival with Ally McCoist and John Parrott in 1997, the programme has grown from less than 4 million viewers to a consistent figure of nearly 10 million.
Many people forget the level to which Sue played professional tennis. In 1976, she was ranked Number 3 in the world and won a Major – The French Open. Sue still maintains close links with the sport socially as well as via her broadcasting career.
Away from television, Sue Barker is in great demand as a Master of Ceremonies/ host for corporate events and awards ceremonies. Her experience in front of the camera and in interviews brings professionalism to any event.
Sue’s bubbly personality and professionalism has endeared her to the British public. BBC research shows that she is popular with both men and women alike.
Away from her professional activities, Sue Barker enjoys cooking, walking her dogs and playing the very occasional game of golf.