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 Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs

The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs — genetically modified organisms.

10/21/2014

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Angie’s List: Making The Most Of Your Mudroom

Mudrooms are quickly becoming an essential addition to a house. They provide organization and storage solutions for busy families.

10/16/2014

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Consumer Reports: ‘Detachables’ Mostly Fall Flat

There’s an emerging class of computers that combines a laptop and a tablet. Consumer Reports checked to see whether they’re worth considering.

10/15/2014

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Consumer Reports: Turn Old Items Into Cash

The idea of downsizing can be overwhelming whether you’re moving into a smaller home or just want to get rid of some things.

10/09/2014

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Angie’s List: Making The Switch To USB Outlets

Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space as your family’s collection of electrical gadgets grows? If you’re tired of juggling three or four different chargers on a two-socket outlet, there’s a new and simple solution.

10/09/2014

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Consumer Reports Puts New Windows To The Test

Consumer Reports just put two dozen of the most popular brands and styles through rigorous wind, rain, and climate tests to find the best for your house.

10/07/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Car Seats For Kids

The latest research shows kids are safest if kept in a rear-facing car seat until the age of two.

10/01/2014

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Being Savvy With Coupons Could Help Consumers Save More

Whether you’re buying food or clothes, saving money is always nice.

09/30/2014

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Proposed Housing Development Causing Controversy In Ross Twp.

A group of residents in Ross Township is saying no to a proposed housing development that would add dozens of new homes.

09/26/2014

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Angie’s List Survey Sounds Alarm On Subpar Service

It’s not uncommon to hear homeowners complain about the contractors they’ve hired. But, just how many people are having problems?

09/25/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Survey Looks At Tech Support Services

You know that dreaded moment when your hard drive crashes. If you’re like most people, you can’t fix it yourself. Do you know where to turn?

09/23/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips To Stay Safe While Mowing Lawn

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. But after months of mowing, it can be easy to put yourself on autopilot when cutting the grass.

09/18/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests ‘Wearable Technology’

Tech companies think they now have something you’ll depend on around the clock – wearable technology.

09/17/2014

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Consumer Reports Explores Campus-Sponsored Credit Cards

Kids might be tempted to sign up for one of those campus sponsored accounts that often come with their college logo. Before they do, Consumer Reports has a warning about many of those accounts.

09/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips For Removal Of Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don’t steer clear of poisonous plants.

09/11/2014

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