Susan Koeppen

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A nationally known, award-winning journalist, Susan Koeppen co-anchors the weeknight editions of KDKA-TV News at 6 and 11. In addition Susan is KDKA’s consumer reporter.

Before joining the KDKA news team, Susan was the consumer correspondent for CBS News’ “The Early Show.” Previously, Susan was a consumer reporter and weekend morning anchor for WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (2000-04). Before that, she was an anchor/reporter at WHEC-TV Rochester, N.Y.; an anchor/reporter at WKTV-TV Utica, N.Y.; and a reporter at WNYT-TV Albany.

The Emmy Award-winning reporter is also the recipient of three Gracie Allen Awards. Susan has been honored by the Associated Press for general excellence in reporting and best local documentary. Susan received a Golden Quill award for her story on Wi-Fi dangers. In 2006, she received the Beacon Award from the Home Safety Council for her work on consumer safety issues. Susan was the first reporter to break the news of the largest crib recall in U.S. history. She has traveled the globe for her stories, including reporting live from the Vatican. She received the United Nations Association of Rochester International Media Award for her coverage of war-torn Bosnia.

In 2011, Susan suffered cardiac arrest while training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. She received CPR from two medical students who were driving by and firefighters shocked her heart with an AED. Doctors believe severe mitral regurgitation caused by her mitral valve prolapse lead to her sudden cardiac death. She had open heart surgery in March 2012 to repair her mitral valve and has fully recovered. Susan is now a national spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. She works closely with the American Heart Association. She has shared her story on several national talk shows such as “The Talk”, “The Doctors”, and “Doctor Radio.” Susan also works as an emcee and speaker at various local and national events.

Susan was born in Albany, N.Y. She was graduated in 1994 from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in broadcast journalism. She enjoys travel and has been to every continent except Antarctica. Susan is married to plastic surgeon, Dr. Jim O’Toole. They have three children.

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Online Dating: What Most People Are Doing Wrong

Susan Koeppen breaks down the online dating trend and reveals what most people are doing wrong.

02/12/2016

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Angie’s List: Oven Maintenance Advice

Home appliance industry experts say they get extra busy with oven repairs this time of the year, but you can avoid being the one making their phones ring by following a few simple, but insightful tips.

02/11/2016

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Angie’s List: February Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home

If you’re planning to sell your home this year, you might want to hurry. That’s right. It could be easier to sell your home in the winter rather than the spring, summer or fall.

02/04/2016

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Steelers Fans Featured In NFL ‘Super Bowl Babies’ Commercial

Data suggests that nine-months after a Super Bowl victory winning cities see a rise in births, that’s according to a new commercial from the NFL.

02/02/2016

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Consumer Reports: Top Bathroom Scales

Consumer Reports has advice on buying scales and recently tested six that measure not only weight, but also things like body mass index and fat.

01/22/2016

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Angie’s List: Travel Agents Can Save You Time, Money

Our winter weather may have you planning a quick getaway to someplace warm, but how do you know if you’re getting the best deal on airfare and accommodations?

01/14/2016

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Consumer Reports’ Tips On Cell Phone Savings

Consumer Reports says if you’re paying more than $50 per phone line each month, it may be time to rustle up a better deal.

01/11/2016

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Angie’s List: Guaranteeing A Good Home Inspector

Most people wouldn’t dream of buying a home without first having it inspected, but how can you tell a good home inspector from a bad one?

01/07/2016

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Local Girl Making Wishes Come True While Pursuing Her Dream

A local girl has big dreams of making it to New York City one day.

01/06/2016

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Consumer Reports Puts Workout Equipment To The Test

With everyone making New Year’s resolutions, sales of exercise equipment peak this time of year. But, ellipticals and treadmills cost thousands of dollars, so you want to be sure to get a good machine.

01/01/2016

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Consumer Reports: Buying Better Meat

Some major restaurant chains have already announced they’ll stop using meat that’s been treated with antibiotics.

12/31/2015

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Angie’s List: Wills, Estate Planning Not Just For Parents

Angie’s List has expert advice for the high percentage of Americans over the age of 34 who have yet to make a will.

12/31/2015

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Consumer Reports Offers Tips On How To Save Big Money On Your Meds

Some Americans are seeing their drug prices skyrocket, but you may be able to save money if you change where you shop for your prescriptions.

12/28/2015

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Consumer Reports: Getting Cash For Unwanted Gift Cards

What should you do if you get a gift card you don’t want or know you’ll never use?

12/25/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Bet For Batteries

No doubt you’ll need lots of AA batteries on Christmas for all of those new toys and electronic devices.

12/24/2015

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