“Are you ready for these credentials?’ queries Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, pastor of Holy Trinity Church. “We are so incredibly fortunate,” he continues, “to have Susan Osman, a television and radio anchor/host including almost 20 years with the BBC, author and screenwriter, accept our invitation to speak following Church Services on Sunday, September 30, 2018.” Ms. Osman’s talk, “I Heard God Laughing” Hafiz, will address how God often has different plans for us than we have for ourselves.
Ms. Osman is a well-known television anchor/host and recognizable voice in Britain and worldwide. She has worked for all the major British networks. She is known for her charm, compassion, punchy interviewing style, drawing people out, and her warm sense of humor. On screen and in front of a microphone, she is as much at home with the lighter side of life as she is with hard-hitting documentaries and interviews.
After almost 20 years with the BBC, Susan transferred temporarily to China, where she was invited to devise a new live daily radio Breakfast Show for China Radio International (CRI) based in Beijing. The radio show, The Beijing Hour with Susan Osman, was transmitted live in China, Australia and America, translated into 62 languages with an estimated audience of over 30 million listeners worldwide. While in Beijing, she also anchored television shows for China’s only privately-owned television station, Blue Ocean Network (BON) for the American market – Chinalogue, Beyond the Headlines and BON News. Susan has just completed a book about her experiences in China, Flirting with the Dragon.
Appointed visiting Professor of Communication and Leadership by the prestigious Communication University of China (CUC) in 2013, she lectures and runs workshops for China’s political leaders and professional broadcasters. Due to the popularity of The Beijing Hour and Susan’s high profile in China, she chairs, moderates and hosts debates, lectures and workshops on request. Susan also teaches radio and voice production at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on the International Master’s Degree Course in Britain.
Ten years ago, Susan set up a film production company, Nick O’Time Films, with her business and screen writing partner, Rowena Goldman. Together, they have several film projects in pre-production including, Petra, based on a true story. She is a voting member of BAFTA (UK), JAWS (US), NYWIFT (US), and The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain and, unusual for a news anchor, Susan was voted Personality of the Year by the Variety Club of Great Britain.
“She is a dynamic personality and we are truly honored that she will join us on September 30. We will surely all learn from her as she shares her experiences,” concludes Fr. Vasken.
For more information on Susan Osman, visit www.Susan-Osman.com