Susan Hodges

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Rome, Italy

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FM4 / Osterreichischer Rundfunk

Susan Hodges

A British national, I’m based in Rome and have over 25 years of experience in broadcast journalism.  I worked for a television news agency in London before moving to Rome where I was employed as a journalist/presenter for Vatican Radio.   In the 1990’s I spent two years in France and worked for Radio France International in Paris in a similar capacity.  After returning to Rome I resumed working on a regular basis for Vatican Radio but also have contributed as a freelancer to other radio stations in Europe.  When a major story breaks here, I am often called by the BBC World Service to do Q & A’s when they are looking for an expert on Vatican affairs which is my speciality. Among the many stories I have covered were the deaths of Pope John Paul II, the resignation of Pope Benedict and the conclaves to elect their respective successors.  I speak fluent Italian and French.



This was a studio interview with the BBC's longtime Rome Correspondent and expert on the Vatican to find his take on the leader of the Catholic Church, that was recorded to coincide with the third anniversary of Pope Francis' election.


This was an interview on the little-publicised humanitarian crisis in Yemen that formed the basis for my article on the story that was then posted on the website.


This was a phone interview that I did with a leading member of the anti-corruption organisation, Transparency International, on the 'Panama Papers' financial scandal and its implications.

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