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.

My Articles

July 1, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
"I did not have a chance to comment on how good the White House looked in rainbow colors," President Obama told a news conference on Tuesday.
July 1, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
"How am I going to spend whatever political capital that I've built up?" Obama asked rhetorically at a news conference on Tuesday. "You know, the list is long..."
June 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
After six months of study, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has issued new guidelines on how to care for transgender illegal aliens who end up in detention facilities, awaiting possible deportation.
June 29, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT
"Nobody likes to feel like they on the losing side of anything, but cultural conservatives who mostly live in rural America, have found themselves on the losing side a lot this week with hit after hit favoring a progressive tie, highlighting the divide between urban and rural America," "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd noted on Sunday.
June 29, 2015, 10:42 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Art Museum is getting complaints from the Milwaukee archbishop, members of the public, and even some of its donors over its plans to display a huge condom mosaic portrait of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. 
June 29, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham called Friday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a "transformational moment," and he says he does not support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
June 29, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
Before the murders of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church, Sen. Lindsey Graham supported the 15-year-old compromise that moved the Confederate battle flag from the top of the State House dome to a war memorial on the Capitol grounds. But now he sees the flag as a "roadblock" for his state.
June 29, 2015, 6:07 AM EDT
"Al Qaeda was terror elitism. It was guidance from the top down. ISIS is terror populism. It's from the bottom up, and that makes it so damnably difficult for us to detect and stop it, Gen. Michael Hayden told "Fox News Sunday."
June 29, 2015, 5:38 AM EDT
Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Peter King (R-N.Y.) told separate Sunday news shows that they are very concerned about the possibility of terror attacks over the July 4th holiday. And on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC, "There are people in Iraq and Syria who are plotting to carry out terrible attacks in Britain and elsewhere, and as long as ISIL exists in those two countries, we are at threat."
June 26, 2015, 6:55 AM EDT
"I'll let the legal beagles around the country debate the chief justice of the Supreme Court. I'm just a mere Speaker of the House," Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday, shortly after the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upholding Obamacare subsidies for people who purchased their health insurance on the federal exchange.
June 25, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
"Together we've been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans than at any time in our history," President Obama told a White House "Pride" event on Wednesday evening.
June 24, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT
If the Supreme Court rules against a key element of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans say they'll be ready with legislation offering "a bridge to freedom from Obamacare."
June 24, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT
The Internal Revenue Service is prohibited by law from doing business with companies that owe back taxes or have felony convictions, but it doesn't always work out that way.
June 24, 2015, 9:26 AM EDT
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host an LGBT "Pride" reception at the White House Wednesday evening. On Tuesday, a reporter noted that "at least two transgender service members" will be there, and he asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest if Obama will use the occasion to call for an end to the U.S. military's ban on transgenders.
June 24, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
People offended by a turbulent chapter of U.S. history are looking at ways of eradicating the symbols of that bygone day and age.
June 24, 2015, 5:54 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he is not surprised that the Associated Press would publish a photograph that appears to show Cruz with a gun pointed at his head.
June 23, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, criticized for giving people too much space to protest during the recent rioting in her city, has an additional job: On Monday, she was sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a group that influences national urban policy.
June 22, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT
In recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Pride Month, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on Friday that the Henry Gerber House in Chicago has been designated a National Historic Landmark, becoming the nation’s second LGBT-related property to achieve such recognition.
June 22, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT
In a recent discussion on racism in America, President Obama used the n-word, but viewers of MSNBC (and later Fox News) didn't hear him say it. Both cable channels bleeped the president in the clip that aired Monday morning.
June 22, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
According to NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks, the Justice Department vastly underestimates the number of hate crimes in the U.S. because "they have to rely on self-reporting." He estimated the true number of "hate crimes" at 200,000 to 300,000 a year, and he called it "inconsistent with our values as Americans. So, we have got to address that."