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 Double-A Batteries

Now that all of the Christmas gifts are opened, you might be in need of some batteries for those gadgets. Double-As are still the most popular size.

12/26/2014

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Consumer Reports: Top Stick Vacs

Need a quick pick-me-up to keep your house looking nice for the holidays? Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuum

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Naughty And Nice Company Return Policies

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are consumer-friendly, and some that are not.

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Money-Saving Wardrobe Fixes

Don’t toss your favorite clothing or shoes without giving them another chance. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says fabrics and leather can be easily renewed, saving you big bucks.

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Make Charity Donations Count

For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family, but also to those in need.

12/24/2014

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Consumer Reports: Why Gift Cards Make Bad Gifts

If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone.

12/23/2014

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Security Experts Issue Warning About Facebook Cloning Scam

There’s a new, dark side to Facebook and it could put you at risk of losing your money, reputation and even a friendship.

12/17/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Holiday Shipping

In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked 1,000 people about their shipping gripes and has some tips to help your boxes reach their destinations.

12/16/2014

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Angie’s List: Chimney Maintenance Tips

For many families, gathering around a crackling fireplace is a holiday tradition. But, you need to take the proper precautions.

12/11/2014

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Consumer Reports Survey: 64% Say Outlets Offer Great Value

Consumer Reports has rated 53 of the biggest outlet stores for value and quality, based on a survey of almost 16,000 subscribers, and can help you bag the best bargains.

12/05/2014

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Angie’s List: Disaster-Proofing Your Home For The Holidays

Bright colors, yummy smells and shiny decorations can make the holiday season magical.

12/04/2014

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Consumer Reports: Getting The Best Value At Target, Walmart

Walmart and Target are known for value, but a good price is only key if you’re getting a good product.

11/24/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests OLED TVs

The head of Consumer Reports’ television testing says OLED is the best display technology out there, combining the best features of plasmas and LCDs.

11/19/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Levels Of Arsenic In Rice

Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

11/18/2014

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Consumer Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names

An investigation by Consumer Reports has discovered that a Chinese company may be selling counterfeit tires in the US under a brand name that consumers trust.

11/17/2014

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