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Susan Wood


After a stint at The NZ Herald, Susan Wood moved into television in the 1980s. There she would anchor the news and election coverage, present her own interview show (Today Live) and was one of the original hosts on Breakfast (alongside Mike Hosking). She was also the first Australian correspondent for One News. After Paul Holmes’ departure for Prime, Wood hosted prime time show Close Up for two years. In 2013 she began a stint as presenter of political show Q+A.

We churned out an hour of news everyday. There would be five, six interviews which I had to wrap my head around ... it was absolutely full on, and we were a tiny team. But it just gelled. Susan Wood, on anchoring the midday news