Suzanne Virdee became a journalist at the age of 18, working as a trainee reporter at the Solihull Times in her home town. Suzanne Virdee passed her journalism exams and switched to television journalism, working for Central News in Birmingham. Virdee went onto work for the Sunday Mercury and the Birmingham Mail (then the Birmingham Evening Mail) before a 16-month stint with BBC WM.
Suzanne Virdee returned to Central News West as a reporter, presenter and producer before joining the BBC’s Midlands Today programme in April 2001, presenting late night bulletins before becoming a main presenter a year later, alongside Nick Owen. Suzanne Virdee has also worked as a relief presenter for BBC Breakfast.
On 29 March 2012, Suzanne Virdee left Midlands Today after announcing she was unable to sign a five-month contract to continue presenting the programme. The BBC took Suzanne Virdee off air two days earlier than planned after she released a press statement about her departure.