- Full name: Suzanne Whiston
- Net Worth: $2 million
- Occupation: TV Journalist, producer of BBC’s “Match of the Day”
- Birthday: 1968
- Birthplace: England
- Birth Sign: Undisclosed
- Marital status: In a relationship with Karl Pilkington
What makes Suzanne Whiston famous?
Suzanne Whiston is a 51-year-old British TV journalist, and the producer of the popular BBC program “Match of the Day.”
She also covered various soccer tournaments, including World Cups, for the BBC, which is a dream job for any sports journalist.
Whiston has been in a long relationship with the famous TV presenter and comic Karl Pilkington.
An interesting fact is that there is no verified photograph of Suzanne Whiston on the Internet.
Read on to find out more about Suzanne Whiston’s career, personal life, net worth, and other information of interest.
Her early life
Almost nothing is known about the TV producer and journalist, apart from the fact that she was born in 1968 in England.
She hasn’t shared any information about her birthdate, her birth place, her parents and family, childhood, or education, so her past is a mystery.
Sources claim that young Suzanne was shy and preferred spending time reading rather than going to social gatherings and parties.
She claims that she always enjoyed watching sports including soccer, but wasn’t too interested in analyzing or dwelling on the game of the individual players as a youth.
The fact is that years later, she has managed to climb the ladder and land a very lucrative position on one of the most popular soccer programs in the UK and around the world – “Match of the Day” on BBC.
She was one of the first females to make her name of herself on the program, as a sports journalist.
Suzanne Whiston’s career
Whiston’s career began in the mid-1990s when she started working at the Key 103 radio station in Manchester as a producer. She worked mainly in the sports section, and her focus was on soccer.
Gradually, she began attracting the attention of birthplace radio and TV stations, and she received a job offer by the BBC.
Naturally, Suzanne Whiston accepted this job offer and started working as a producer for “Match of the Day.” She also worked on all other major soccer events in the UK, Europe, and worldwide. In 2006, she was sent to cover the World Cup which took place in Germany. Her popularity grew even further, thanks to this engagement.
She was steadily becoming one of the faces of the BBC through the years and is still one of the few ladies who work for the soccer and sports programs on the network.
Suzanne Whiston’s Albrite Productions
Apart from working as a producer for BBC, Whiston started working on her own projects as well.
Whiston founded the Albrite Production Company which so far seems to be in development.
Albrite Production has an official YouTube channel and has only produced one animated film so far, named “Karl Pilkington’s A Love of Two Brains.”
Whiston’s relationship with Karl Pilkington
Suzanne Whiston has been in a 25-year relationship with comedian and TV presenter Karl Pilkington.
Karl shared on The Ricky Gervais Show podcast the story of how he and Suzanne Whiston met while working together. She bought him a cup of cocoa from a vending machine at work because he didn’t have any change. Following that, he ended up helping her with some editing, and as a result, once again Whiston bought him a 20p cup of cocoa. Ricky Gervais joked that he still owed his girlfriend 40 pence for the two cocoas.
The happy couple have been in a relationship ever since. They do not seem interested in getting married or having children.
Interestingly though, they do refer to each other as “husband” and “wife” when being interviewed or when speaking.
Who is Karl Pilkington?
Karl Pilkington, who was born on September 23rd, 1972 in Manchester, England, is a popular TV presenter, comedian, radio producer and actor, who became famous after working alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant XFM radio program. Pilkington has also starred in the “Derek,” “The Moaning of Life,” and “Sick of It,” TV series.
He has appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show on TV and the podcasts. It was on this show that some of Pilkington’s quotes have become viral, which once prompted Reuters to describe the comedian as a “phenomenon who made Internet history.”
Together with Gervais and Merchant, Pilkington became the co-founder of a TV production company called “RiSK Productions.”
Suzanne Whiston’s net worth
Suzanne Whiston has been working for the BBC, which is a major English media company. She works as a producer of one of the top soccer shows – “Match of the Day,” so it should come to no surprise that she has managed to earn a wealth of about $2 million through the years.
As her successful career continues, her net worth will no doubt continue to grow as well.
Suzanne Whiston’s social media presence
The TV producer and journalist is not too keen about sharing her personal posts and life on social media. Although she has a Twitter account where she has describes herself as “Proud wife of karl, 20+ Years,” her last Tweet is from 2013.
She doesn’t have official, or public Facebook or Instagram accounts either.
As mentioned earlier, there is not a single verified and confirmed photograph of Suzanne Whiston on the Internet which is ironic given her immense popularity and the fact that she works in one of the most famous TVs in the world.
Her “husband” is much more public and often appears on TV, in movies, magazines and newspapers.