Sybil Ruscoe
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Sybil Ruscoe

Sybil Ann Knight (nee Ruscoe) (born 8 August 1960) is a British radio and television presenter.

Ruscoe was born in Wem, Shropshire, and began her career on the Express & Star newspaper in Wolverhampton. She then moved to Radio Wyvern in Worcester, Beacon Radio and BBC Radio Shropshire. She was teamed with Simon Mayo on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show and also teamed with Mark Goodier on Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show in 1989, whilst standing in for Liz Kershaw. She also started presenting television during this period, including Top of the Pops, which she presented once in 1988 and six times in 1989.[]

In 1990, she took over the evening news show News 90, which then became News 91, News 92 and News 93 over the three years that it was broadcast. In 1994, Ruscoe was the first presenter hired by BBC Radio 5 Live and presented the afternoon show for five years.[] In 1999, she joined Channel 4 to become the first woman to present cricket on TV, and was named Cosmopolitan Inspirational Woman of the Year.[] Since 1999, Ruscoe has written for the Daily Telegraph.[]

In July 2003, she joined BBC Radio 2, taking over from Lynn Parsons on the weekend overnight slot. She remained there until she left Radio 2 in July 2004.[] As of 2013, she runs her own media company, Sybil Ruscoe Media, with her husband, Tom Knight,[1] the former athletics correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. She is also an occasional presenter of Farming Today on BBC Radio 4.[2]

Ruscoe is a supporter of Stoke City F.C.[3]


  1. ^ Cotswold Life. Accessed 14 April 2013
  2. ^ Sybil Ruscoe Media - The Team: Sybil Ruscoe. Accessed 13 August 2014
  3. ^ Presenters are footy fans Accessed 13 August 2014

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