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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: Tips To Protect Your Smartphone

Based on a new survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to more than three million. More than a million smartphones were lost and never found.

04/17/2014

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Angie’s List Reveals Secrets To Spotless Dishes

Dishwashers are supposed to make life easier, but in kitchens across the country, they’re a point of frustration.

04/17/2014

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Consumer Reports: Homeowner’s Insurance Tips

When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But, how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer.

04/15/2014

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Angie’s List: How To Save On Your Car Rental

Families are dreaming of spring break getaways.

04/03/2014

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Landscapers Seeing Cases Of Snow Mold Across Country

You’ve probably never heard of it, but it may be in your yard. Snow mold.

03/28/2014

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Consumer Reports: Spring Car Buying Tips

It was a long and lonely winter for many auto dealers across the country. Now, with temperatures heating up, they’re eager to welcome you back.

03/27/2014

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Angie’s List: Music & Dance Lesson Tips

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango, mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul.

03/27/2014

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Consumer Reports: Ooma Telephone Service Earns High Marks

The average bill for phone, internet and television runs more than $150 a month. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the Internet.

03/26/2014

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Angie’s List: Importance Of Home Inspection & Final Walkthrough

Most folks know when you’re buying a home it’s a good idea to get a home inspection. But, were you also aware of the importance of taking a final walkthrough before closing?

03/13/2014

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Consumer Reports: PS4′s Parental Controls May Allow More Than You Think

The PS4′s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent games or adult content, but it might allow other content you didn’t know about.

03/12/2014

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Local Doctor Says Portion Control Is Key To Weight Loss

Imagine being able to eat everything you want and still lose weight. Experts say it can be done, but it all comes down to portion size.

03/10/2014

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Platform Tennis: The Most Popular Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s like tennis, racquetball and squash all mixed into one.

03/07/2014

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Angie’s List: DIY Project Tips

Planning a home improvement project this year? You’re not alone.

03/06/2014

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Angie’s List: Interior Painting Tips

When it comes to home improvement, painting is one of easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room.

02/27/2014

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Scammers Target Online Rental Ads, Undercut Price With Fake Ad

A fabulous loft downtown, a home in the suburbs, a luxury townhouse on the slopes – what do these locations all have in common?

02/24/2014

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