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Suzy Clarkson
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Suzy Aiken is currently on air 5 nights a week, presenting evening news bulletins for Prime News "First at 5:30" and Sky News, New Zealand. Her role is divided between  news anchor and sports presenter. She writes and edits stories,  and  produces segments for both news and sports. Sky News NZ  and Prime News are also broadcast in Australia.

Suzy has 17 years experience in the television industry and has reported for International broadcasters and presented a variety of top rating programmes on New Zealand's other major television networks – TVNZ and TV3.

Her international roles have included live 2-way interviews for ABC News NY, and ABC's Good Morning America, as well as being a features reporter  on two America's Cup broadcasts for ESPN International and Outdoor Life Network (USA).

Suzy completed a Post Graduate study in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Central England attaining the 'Distinction'. She received a BBC scholarship and worked on the BBC's 'Midlands Today' news programme in Birmingham. 

Prior to her television career Suzy trained and qualified as a physiotherapist.



Career Highlights

2004 - 2008: Prime News ‘First at 5:30’ / Sky News New Zealand
News anchor, sports presenter and producer.

2002-2003: Outdoor Life Network - USA
Feature reporter - Yachting Series

2002: ABC Good Morning America - USA
Correspondent for Live 2 way interview

1998-2003: Heineken Open ATP International Tennis Event
On court MC and Live Player Interviews

1999-2000: ESPN International Sports Network - USA
Features Reporter/Presenter for America's Cup coverage covering New Zealand lifestyle stories

1999-2000: ABC News - USA
NZ Reporter and Correspondent for Millennium Live 2 way

1998-2001: Television New Zealand- Getaway Travel Series 1, 2, 3 & 4
Anchor Presenter/Reporter/Production Associate/Writer

1996-1997: Television New Zealand- Air New Zealand Holiday Travel Series

1996: Television New Zealand- Good Morning
Presenter - Live 2 hour mid morning magazine show

1991-1995: TVNZ Lifestyle and Entertainment Department
Presenter - Blind Date, Animals and Us, New Zealand Today