Yuko Suzuki is a Japanese presenter, producer and journalist covering sports, science and cultural subjects for international media outlets.
Over the last eight years, she has interviewed famous athletes and experts in various fields having high profile clients including BBC, Channel 4, NHK, Microsoft, Toyota and Honda.
She started her media career at Japanese public service broadcaster NHK's production office in London. After reporting live from Amsterdam during the 2010 World Cup match between Japan and Netherlands, she started working as a regular reporter for NHK’s sports magazine show featuring topics from the Premier League, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, F1 and the Rugby World Cup.
Originally from Japan, she moved to UK to study History of Science at Imperial College London, where her main interests lied in the early concept of quantum mechanics and molecular biology.
Yuko plays the piano and the guitar, and dances Argentine Tango and Salsa. She also enjoys playing tennis, cycling, swimming and skiing, as well as watching motorsports and football. Her column ‘Football Pilgrimage’ is commissioned by one of the biggest selling Japanese sports magazines and currently run as a monthly travel column, gaining coverage by BBC Radio.
Before working in media, she travelled around the world as a sponsorship agent for Formula 1 team and also appeared in TV commercials, advertisements and music videos.
She has hosted corporate events for clients such as Chelsea FC's sponsor Yokohama and ATP Finals sponsor Nitto as well as having appeared in corporate videos as a presenter.
A bit more about her...
Dress size: UK6 EU34
Shoe size: UK5 EU38
Language: English, Japanese, a bit of French
Tech: DSLR camera | Final Cut Pro
Role model: Alicia Florrick
Favourite musician: Frederic Chopin
Favourite scientist: Niels Bohr
Favourite artist: Robert Doisneau
Yuko is hardworking and proactive but truth to be told, she loves eating and sleeping more than anything else. So please tolerate her when you see her charging up at restaurants or taking a nap while travelling... but we guarantee you will have a lot of fun working with Yuko!