My host Susanna Reid, 51, appeared on International Women’s Day when she spoke about how she copes with the difficult stories she reports. during the day
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Susanna Reid said that she often has nightmares during the pandemic, she tried to save people’s lives but in the end couldn’t.
The GMB presenter, 51, appeared on International Women’s Day at Loosening Women’s Day when she talked about how she deals with the tough stories she covered during the day.
“I don’t think I’m affected more because I’m a mother,” she explains. “What I’ve found is that I’m more influenced by some stories than others… if there’s a story about a missing child, I find that very difficult to deal with.
“I find the main thing that helps me is if I shut down at the end of the day [by reading] a novel or fiction book. “
She added: “During the pandemic, I had nightmares where I was trying to save people’s lives and I couldn’t do anything… we all felt helpless.”
Susanna also explained how she talked about the news with her teenage sons Sam (19), Finn (18) and Jack (16).
“They tell me quite a bit about the news,” she said. ‘I just make sure that what they see is true and factually correct. “
The GMB presenter went on to talk about being part of the image of ITV Daytime, where 27 female presenters came together for a photo shoot.
She said: “It’s sisterhood. I’m truly blessed to work with some of the incredible women on the planet. Good morning England – The amazing Ranvir Singh, Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway, who I think is one of those inspirational women that so many people have turned to. ”
She added: “We’ve all navigated through the pandemic, but no one has had a poor family member like Kate and poor Derek, given the way he’s been affected.
“She was absolutely incredible – how she went on to go to work and be such a wonderful mother and a wonderful partner to her wonderful husband.”
* Loose Women airs at 12:30 a.m. weekdays on ITV
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