Reid the English, journalist and news broadcaster was born on December 10, 1970
in Croydon, Surrey, UK. Her father, an Englishman of Scottish ancestry worked
as a management consultant and her English mother was a nurse. She has two
older siblings. Her parents divorced when she was 9. She was a student of
Croham Hurst School, studied politics, philosophy and law at the University of
Bristol. She went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at
Cardiff School of Journalism. While a student at the University of Bristol, she
was the editor of Epigram, the student newspaper of the University. She lives in Lambeth, London.