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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Consumer Alert: Old Smoke Alarms Could Put Safety At Risk

We all know it’s important to change the batteries in your smoke alarm, but there’s something you may not know about those alarms.


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Angie’s List: How Much Is Your Free Time Worth?

Angie’s List has new data that shows a lot of us are putting our free time first and hiring out some simple chores.


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Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Top Marks In Consumer Reports’ Tests

Consumer Reports tested the Galaxy S7 and the larger S7 Edge by running them through the same tests it does for all smartphones.


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Angie’s List: Wedding Planning Pointers

Wedding planning is a billion-dollar business with the average cost of a wedding now up around $30,000.


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Angie’s List: Hidden Costs Of Hard Water

High quality water can save you money by requiring less energy to heat and extending the life of your appliances.


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Angie’s List: Radiant Heat Floor System Could Help Save On Energy Costs

Are you tired of feeling a cold floor under your bare feet? A radiant heat floor system could be what you need and Angie’s List has some tips.


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Unusual Items You Can Rent To Save Cash

These days, you can rent nearly anything in order to save some cash.


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Consumer Reports Makes Top Picks In Cars For 2016

Consumer Reports 2016 Top Picks for cars represent the best of the best of the 260 vehicles recently tested in 10 categories.


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Angie’s List: Narrowing Down The Search For New Fridge

A modern fridge may have more doors, drawers and displays than the Millennium Falcon, but how many of those bells and whistles do you really need?


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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?




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