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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WWE Superstars Pay Special Visit To Children’s Hospital

Some of the WWE’s biggest stars were at Children’s Hospital Monday.

03/09/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Smoke & CO Detectors

There are basically two types of fires: smoky, smoldering fires that are best detected by alarms with photoelectric sensors and fast fires with flames that are best detected by alarms with ionization sensors.

02/27/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Survive A Remodeling Project

Contractors tell Angie’s List that 2015 is going to be a busy year for home improvement.

02/26/2015

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Northgate H.S. Students Up To The Challenge Of Bringing “Mary Poppins” To Stage

Some local students are flying high over the chance to perform “Mary Poppins” this year at their school.

02/25/2015

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Front-Loading Washer Woes

It’s supposed to make your life easier. But, your washing machine could be making a mess of things.

02/25/2015

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Consumer Reports: How Not To Treat A Cold

Cold season is in full swing, and many people turn to so-called “natural” remedies to try to prevent colds or ease symptoms.

02/20/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Deal With Sensitive Teeth

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Especially if you have sensitive teeth.

02/19/2015

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Point Park University Women’s Basketball Team Helping Boy Battling Cancer

Two basketball teams battled it out on the court Wednesday night, but the focus wasn’t on the game. The players and fans were doing something special for a 2-year-old boy who is battling cancer.

02/18/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Deal With, Or Avoid, A Squirrel Invasion

You know how nice it is to have a warm home to go to when it’s cold and nasty outside?

02/12/2015

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Experts Detail Ways To Effectively Complain To Companies

When Angela Thompson bought her husband a tool chest from Sears, she had no idea the ordeal that was about to begin.

02/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Why Drywall Isn’t A Great DIY Project

There are tons of home improvement projects that lend themselves to doing it yourself.

02/05/2015

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Fax Machines’ Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity Thieves

Nearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.

02/03/2015

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Angie’s List: Get The Right Bling For Your Buck

About 6 million Americans popped the question on Valentine’s Day last year and this year should see more of the same kind of romance. If you or someone you know is getting down on one knee soon, or if you’re in line for fine jewelry shopping, Angie’s List has some tips to keep in mind.

01/29/2015

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Angie’s List: Vinyl Windows Both Popular & Affordable

If your windows are old, drafty and a pain to open and close, you may want to consider a replacement project this year.

01/22/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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