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New Year honour for Sue

A former Liverpool Daily Post & Echo journalist has received an OBE in the New Year Honours List.

The medal was awarded to Sue Woodward for her part in organising the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Now a Granada Television executive, the honour is also in recogntition of Sue’s broadcasting work.

She said: “I’m thrilled to bits. I was not expecting it at all and I am particularly happy that it recognises my work in broadcasting as well as in the Commonwealth Games.”

Sue began her journalism career on the Huyton Reporter, before joining the Daily Post & Echo in 1982.

She later became a reporter for Granada Television, becoming a producer, then head of news and head of broadcasting.

Now on Granada’s board, she has been seconded to work on Liverpool’s Capital of Culture bid.

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