Perry is mainly known as a motor sports correspondent, reporting on motorbike racing for BBC News as well as presenting other sports-related programmes, including Wimbledon, the Boat Race, the London Marathon,Royal Ascot and the Great North Run. She also helped to present the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Perry presented coverage of MotoGP for BBC Sport for 13 years, commencing with the 1997 season.In February 2010, following a year in which she suffered a number of health issues including viral meningitis and anectopic pregnancy, it was announced that she was stepping down from presenting MotoGP coverage. She stated that the extensive travelling involved combined with her other TV commitments was having a detrimental effect on her work-life balance.
Following her departure from MotoGP, Perry was part of the BBC presenting team at the 2010 Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot and was due to be part of the 2011 Grand National coverage but was replaced at the last moment by Dan Walker who happened to be at Aintree presenting Football Focus on the same day. No explanation was offered by the BBC as to the need for the change.
On 21 December 2012 the BBC announced that Perry would replace Jake Humphrey as presenter of the BBC's Formula One coverage from the 2013 season, covering 10 live races and 10 highlight shows.She would also write regular blogs for BBC Sport to give a behind the scenes look at F1. This was the first time a female had taken on the full-time main anchor role in Formula One on British TV.
In 2015 it was announced Perry would present a new F1 show for BBC Two with Murray Walker. The show called Formula 1 Rewind involves Walker looking back at some of the BBC's archives.
In June 2015, Chris Evans was announced as the new presenter of hit BBC television programme Top Gear. The remainder of the presenting line-up was not announced, but Mr Evans insisted that a woman would be on the team and it was widely speculated that it would be Suzi Perry.