Mary has been a journalist with the BBC for over 20 years. After graduating in Birmingham, she started her career at BBC Hereford and Worcester, the county where she grew up.
Mary worked as a reporter in local radio for 4 years before moving to London to join Five Live. A love of sport led her to present and report for national BBC radio and television for over ten years, covering events including Olympics, Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon.
One of the first faces on BBC News 24 at its launch, Mary quickly moved on to present on BBC Breakfast, One, Six and Ten o’clock News. She also presented sport on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Alongside sport, Mary was a presenter on BBC 1’s live Sunday morning magazine programme Heaven and Earth.
After moving back to the Midlands, Mary returned to her news roots to present current affairs programme Inside Out alongside BBC Midlands Today.
Mary is a keen cyclist and season ticket holder at West Brom.
Mary Rhodes is also a popular business presenter for corporate events and conferences.