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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July 15, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT
The information superhighway is heading straight into taxpayer-subsidized housing.
July 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
"Justice is not only the absence of oppression, it is the presence of opportunity," President Obama told an NAACP gathering in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
July 15, 2015, 4:55 AM EDT
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, says the Obama administration has agreed to a deal that gives Iran both a "legal nuclear program" and the money to develop a delivery system -- intercontinental ballistic missiles.
July 14, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT
The nuclear deal signed Monday "ultimately legitimizes Iran as a threshhold nuclear state," Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday.
July 14, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
President Obama on Monday commuted the prison sentences of 46 inmates -- "the largest number of commutations that has been issued by a president on a single day, dating back to at least the Johnson administration," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
July 13, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
"If you want a bus stop added near your home, or more affordable housing nearby, now you'll have the data you need to make your case," President Obama told Americans in his Saturday radio address.
July 13, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says if the Obama administration reaches a nuclear deal with Iran, "I think it's going to be a very hard Congress." He also reminded people that there's another option -- stronger sanctions.
July 10, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
A study prepared for the Department of Housing and Urban Development says homeless families who get Housing Choice Vouchers and no social services do better than homeless families who were offered limited  housing subsidies plus social services.
July 9, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT
Although he's been villified by amnesty advocates, business tycoon Donald Trump is right about the problems, including crime, caused by people crossing into the United States illegally, says the former governor of Arizona.
July 9, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
"So, let's start withholding federal funding, and hopefully you will see these cities start to realize that they need that federal transportation funding. That they need that federal education funding. But that's one of the things we can do here."
July 8, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
On Wednesday, two weeks after getting the Supreme Court's okay, the Obama administration issued a final rule intended to move poor people "into communities that are rich with opportunity," as HUD Secretary Julián Castro phrased it in his news release.
July 8, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT
"There are grave questions about what would come after an Assad regime," Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. Kaine believes that is one of the reasons President Obama wants to avoid any U.S. military action inside Syria that is aimed at the Assad regime.
July 8, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, says he's "not surprised" that the U.S. has trained only 60 Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, when many thousands are needed to get the job done.
July 8, 2015, 5:15 AM EDT
It was a simple question for the nation's top military and defense leaders: "Do we have the legal authority to assist a Free Syrian Army that we train against Assad? Is there a doubt about that?" Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday.
July 7, 2015, 9:46 AM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday said the murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, and the arrest of Francisco Sanchez, the illegal alien suspected of killing her last week, "highlights the importance of the direction where we are headed."
July 7, 2015, 8:18 AM EDT
Asked about a seven-time felon and five-time border-jumper from Mexico suspected of killing a woman in San Francisco last week, the Obama White House pointed a finger at Republicans:
July 6, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT
When he's not riding his bicycle, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, said he's driving a fuel-efficient hybrid, and that's a problem, because it means he's not paying his "fair share" for highway maintenance.
July 6, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT
"In our state, guns are used for hunting. In Chicago, they're used for kids in gangs killing other kids or people shooting at police officers, shooting down innocent people."
July 6, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Francisco Sanchez, suspected in the deadly shooting of a woman as she walked with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier in the "sanctuary city" on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)( - Rep.
July 6, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices became team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration.