Susan brings to a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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May 5, 2016, 5:47 AM EDT
She said she is worried about "mission creep" in Iraq, where U.S. troops are fighting and dying in a war that has not been authorized by Congress.
May 4, 2016, 7:12 AM EDT
Republican Donald Trump says "it's too soon" to say who he is vetting for his running mate, but "I probably will go the political route."
May 4, 2016, 6:48 AM EDT
"At a time when our energy sector is changing rapidly, we need to invest in coal communities," Clinton said. "We need to figure out how to bring new jobs and industries to them."
May 3, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
The final rule announced on Tuesday applies to health care providers and suppliers -- hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice units, surgical centers, and all other facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients.
May 3, 2016, 6:07 AM EDT
While the U.S. military is defending so many countries, President Obama says our biggest problem is global warming. "Our biggest problem is global warming of the nuclear variety, and we better be damn careful," Trump said.
May 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
OIG found that from January 2010 to September 2015, operators of armored vehicles at U.S. missions overseas were involved in 773 "mishaps," and 469 of them (almost 60 percent) were deemed preventable.
May 2, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
"ISIL came about because of poor foreign policy choices by President Obama. Leading from behind is not working."
May 2, 2016, 6:08 AM EDT
"You know, if our presidents went to the beach for 365 days a year, we'd be a lot better in the Middle East than we are now."
May 2, 2016, 5:17 AM EDT
If the U.S. hadn't helped topple Moammar Gadhafi, would Europe have a migration crisis today? NBC's Chuck Todd asked CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday's "Meet the Press."
April 29, 2016, 11:32 AM EDT
There is no legal justification, either domestic or international, for much of what the U.S. military is doing in the Middle East, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford on Thursday. 
April 29, 2016, 8:16 AM EDT
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) wondered aloud on Thursday why President Obama hasn't instructed the U.S. military to prevent civilian deaths in Syria "by taking out" Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force.
April 29, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT
Would President Obama want his daughters to be required to sign up for the Selective Service?" a reporter asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Thursday.
April 29, 2016, 5:42 AM EDT
"The president has spent years making the case to Republicans in Congress that there is more that could be done that would strengthen our economy, expand economic opportunity for the middle class and lay a foundation for our nation's long-term strength for the decades ahead," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday.
April 28, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
The United States is not getting as much help from its allies as it would like in its fight against Islamic State terrorists. And that's not the only concern, as the U.S. military continues to advise and assist local Iraqi forces who are doing much of the ground fighting.
April 28, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
( - "I just want to ask you this, if you agree with this line," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) asked Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Wednesday: "China's consistently pursuing a single, long-term strategy with the effective control of the entire South China Sea as its ultimate goal." "Yes," Blinken responded, "I think that is China's objective."
April 27, 2016, 7:49 AM EDT
Republican Donald Trump said on Wednesday he can "live with" President Obama's decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq and Syria, but he would "agree with it much more" if it were done "quietly" and "without fanfare."
April 27, 2016, 6:42 AM EDT
Speaking to reporters from Baghdad on Tuesday, Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten explained the lengths to which the United States will go to avoid civilian casualties while fighting Islamic State terrorists who hide among civilians in crowded areas.
April 27, 2016, 5:18 AM EDT
Voters in five northeastern states were kind to front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
April 26, 2016, 11:59 AM EDT
The United States is "encouraging" -- but not warning -- Central American nations to stop flying Cuban citizens to northern Mexico, making it easier for them to cross into the United States illegally.
April 26, 2016, 8:23 AM EDT
A Defense Department spokesman says the "main goal" of sending an additional 250 special forces to Syria is to find out who's there and who's willing and able to fight Islamic State terrorists.