Susannah Carr arrived in Australia from Essex, England at the ripe old age of seven months.
She began her career in media in December 1974, when she joined the ABC in Perth as an announcer, having studied Law and Arts at the University of Western Australia. Susannah is also a qualified architectural draughtswoman.
At the ABC she worked on both city and radio networks, 6WF and 6WN, covering all duties from newsreading to compering classical music shows, popular music shows (doing her own programming), talk-back radio, current affairs radio and educational programs.
In March, 1978 she first read television news (being the first female TV newsreader for the ABC in Perth and the second only by a day for the ABC nationally.)
Other facets of work at the ABC included TV weather, compering classical music concerts for broadcast, live television commentary of events such as royal visit, and anchoring election coverages.
In November 1984, Susannah was asked to join the revamped Seven National News which was going to air at 6pm instead of the 6.30 pm timeslot it had occupied for over 20 years. Susannah and Rick Ardon started reading the news together in January 1985 and have been a team ever since.
Now an integral part of the Seven News team, Susannah has achieved outstanding success on commercial television. Susannah has been recognised with many awards including a Logie for most popular female personality in W.A., W.A.'s favourite newsreader from a poll in the West Australian magazine, and four Clear Speech awards.
Over the years Susannah has been a part of a number of special projects for TVW 7.
In November 1992 she was co-driver of the Darracq "Genevieve" for the Genevieve 500 - a history making road race from Perth to Albany.
In April 1994 Susannah was part of a team sent to South Africa to report the historic first all-race elections.
In December 1995 Susannah was a part of the first western camera crew allowed into Russia to film the Kremlin and the priceless Faberge egg collection. Channel Seven has produced documentaries of The Genevieve 500 and the visit to Russia.
In 1997 Susannah was part of the Seven Network team to cover the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The Sydney 2000 Olympics, telecast by the Seven Network, was a chance to broadcast live from Sydney from the Homebush Olympic headquarters.
2004 saw her in Bali for the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks that killed many Australian holiday-makers.
After 28 years with Channel Seven Perth, Susannah is as enthusiastic about her job as the day she started and pleased to be a part of Perth's top rating news team.