Susan has reported news in print, online and radio, but she is best known for her business journalism on TV, where she was a signature presence on CNN from Wall Street during the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. She has interviewed many well known CEO’s, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jack Welch and Donald J. Trump. As a longtime reporter at CNN and CNBC, she also covered stories as far flung as diamond mining in South Africa, micro lending in Bangladesh and the African trade bill from Kenya.
Susan balances her time now between teaching, consulting and special events. She is a yearly Donald W. Reynolds Center visiting professor at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Susan started her professional career while still in college as a weekend news anchor at WOBM-FM. She was a signature presence on CNN and CNBC and covered every major story from the dot.com boom through the financial crisis. Her general news stories include 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the death of Pope John Paul II. Her enterprise reporting for The Associated Press earned her a byline in the Washington Post.
Susan has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in journalism, business journalism, communications and writing. She has assisted production at the Cronkite School’s award-winning newscast and accompanied students on study abroad to the Middle East and the United Kingdom. She has led MBA students to Omaha for lunch and Q&A with Warren Buffett. She has attended the WISE summit in Doha and has traveled to Asia and Europe on three journalism fellowships.
Susan’s clients include UPS, Brown-Forman and Aegis Capital. She has media trained top executives, hosted executive retreats, moderated interviews and emceed live studio events.