A Northwest native, Susan began her journalism career in the 4th grade when she started a neighborhood newspaper. After a stint as editor of the Shelton High School "Highclimber" newspaper, she went on to Western Washington University, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Communication.

She worked in newspapers - doing writing, photography and graphics - and did graphics for Safeway Stores. She was a writer/editor at United Press International's Seattle bureau before being called home to the mother ship – KING 5.

Passionate about animals, Susan is the driving force behind "The Pet Dish" on In her spare time, she is learning to play the bagpipes and monitoring her cat's Facebook page – Benny the Ball (is a cat).

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