Susannah Carr

Susannah Carr is a Western Australian television news presenter. Carr has co-hosted Seven News in Perth with Rick Ardon since 1985. Carr and Ardon celebrated three decades as co-anchors for 7 News Perth on February 16, 2015, and they eclipsed longtime WNBC co-anchors Sue Simmons and Chuck Scarborough's 32-year tenure in 2017.

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Susannah Carr was born on July 21, 1952, in Rochford, England. He moved to Australia from the United Kingdom when she was only seven months old. She is the granddaughter of the baritone singer, Robert Carr and the niece of the detective novelist, Anthony Carr.

After finishing her early schooling at North Cottesloe Primary, Susannah then moved to Cottesloe Primary school. She then continued to complete her 4th through 12th grades at Iona Presentation College, which focused on speech and drama. Susannah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at UWA. Although she had a dream of becoming an architect, the dean discouraged her, along with many other girls, from pursuing this line of work.


Susannah is happily married to her husband, Chris. On her days off, Savannah loves spending time with her husband and dog, Poppy. She also enjoys swimming laps at the Claremont Pool. She frequents Allen Park, Bold Park, and Minim Cove in Mosman Park. She loves to go walking and cook and read books along with a good cup of coffee.


Entering the broadcasting world in 1974, out of 120 other applicants who had interviewed, Susannah became a part of the ABC Radio Station at Perth. It was here where she jump-started her career with adequate exposure and experience. It was just weeks after being hired that Susannah broadcasted the coverage of Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day. Serving as a radio station host and TV journalist at Perth, she stood out as a female presenter at ABC Network. In 1985, she was offered a position at TVW working alongside co-host Rick Ardon for Channel 7.

Rick was a good partner for her because he covered many important stories. Rick covered the Gulf War, the annexation of Kuwait, and the Bali bombings of 2005, where the attack claimed the lives of 20 people and injured more than 100 other individuals. Outside of his role as a news journalist, Rick has written and produced documentaries for the station.

In 1986, Susannah won the Prestigious Logie Award for being the most popular female news broadcaster in Western Australia. In 2000, she was inducted as an Honorary Member by Edith Cowan University chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. This achievement has chapters worldwide and is awarded based on merit while attending college and helping students obtain business connections to help them excel in the business world.

Susannah has covered the first multi-race elections, which took place in South Africa and the Death of Princess Diana. She filmed a documentary named The Secret Treasures of the Kremlin, where she and her crew were granted unprecedented access inside the Kremlin. In 2014, Savannah presented coverage from Perth during the Sydney Lindt Café hostage Siege and was awarded in 2015 for her coverage that night despite being evacuated from the scene.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 21 Jul, 1952
Age: 67 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: Australia
Birth Place: Rochford
Education: University of Western Australia
Gender: Female
Description: Australian newsreader
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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